MN study: Foundation gifts to Native-American causes down over the last decade; execs say "lack of awareness" is the cause.

"Spending on Indian causes by U.S. foundations points to an unfortunate claim to fame: It dropped from 0.05 percent to 0.03 percent over the past decade. The numbers, crunched by the Foundation Center of New York and Native Americans in Philanthropy of St. Paul, are a driving force behind a new study in Minnesota designed to help turn the tide." -- Jean Hopfensperger, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune