Native  American Culture (BD Shadow)

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Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program
This page describes the vision for this Program, illustrated by a wonderful logo. They are a non-profit organization whose focus is on "supporting the Elders who desire to remain on the Land, living in the traditional ways of the Dine'."

American Indian Cultural Support
This organization is "dedicated to preserving our various Nations sovereignty, legal rights, lands, and cultures."

The 1968 Minneapolis Aim Patrol, created to address issues of police brutality, now protects treaty rights and preserves traditional Native Spirituality and culture.

ATNI - Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians
This non profit organization, founded in 1953, representing 43 Northwest tribal governments, is composed of the people it is meant to serve -- the Indian peoples.

Black Mesa Indigenous Support
BMIS is a group of individuals acting to support the sovereignty of the indigenous people affected by mining activities on Black Mesa, who face forced relocation, environmental devastation, and cultural extinction at the hands of multi-national corporations, and United States and tribal governments.

The Buffalo Trust
A non-profit foundation for the preservation, protection, and return of their cultural heritage to Native peoples, especially children, and founded on the conviction that the loss of cultural identity – the theft of the sacred – is the most insidious and dangerous threat to the survival of Native American culture in our time. Founded by N. Scott Momaday. Read Vision/Mission Statements.

Children/Families Sponsoring Program
The Sun Eagles administer this program from their home on the Mattaponi Indian Reservation as a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Charity. "With our Children's sponsoring program there are still many children that need sponsors. We hope the next one will be you".   Photos of children and details on the site.

First Nations Development Institute
First Nations Development Institute was founded in 1980 with the mission to assist Native communities in controlling their assets and in building capacity to direct their economic future. Our programs and strategies focus on assisting tribes and Native communities to control, create, leverage, utilize and retain their assets. See Grantee Map for list of top 20 national grantees.

Free Leonard Peltier
The Leonard Peltier Defense Committee is dedicated to obtaining the freedom of Leonard Peltier of the Wounded Knee incident (incarcerated for the past 23 years).

Honor The Earth
A national Native grant-making and political advocacy organization sponsored by: Indigenous Environmental Network and Indigenous Women's Network.

Indigenous Environmental Network
An "alliance of grassroots indigenous peoples whose mission is to protect the sacredness of Mother Earth from contamination and exploitation by strengthening maintaining and respecting the traditional teachings and the natural laws."

Intertribal GIS* Council (IGC)
This national non-profit organization is "promoting tribal self determination by improving management of geographic information and building intertribal communication networks." (*Geographical Information Systems)
Tribal web site is

Indian Law Resource Center
This organization, founded and directed by Native Americans, works to reform national and international laws to recognize indigenous human rights, and provides legal and technical support to indigenous communities.

International Indian Treaty Council (IITC)
The first Native organization to be reorganized as a Non- Governmental Organization with Consultative Status to the UN Economic and Social Council. Priorities are to establish International Standards and address violations of rights.

Mni Sose Intertribal Water Rights Coalition
Missouri River Basin Tribes join together for the first time to secure Indian water rights to the Missouri River.

National Congress of American Indians
The National Congress of American Indians was founded in 1944 and is the oldest and largest tribal government organization in the United States. NCAI serves as a forum for consensus-based policy development among its membership of over 250 tribal governments from every region of the country.

National Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Council
This Council was created, in cooperation with state, federal, and tribal governments, to commemorate the journey and legacies of Lewis & Clark. They have good links to related Native sites.

Native American Elders' Fund
The Elders’ Fund was founded to send desperately needed temporary assistance to impoverished seniors. We recognize the value of the elders, for it is the grandmothers and grandfathers who are charged with the responsibility of passing on the traditions and heritage of their culture to future generations.

Native American Heritage Association
Fuel Program: "Every day on the Rosebud, Pine Ridge, Lower Brulé, Crow Creek, and Yankton Reservations, Native American families face serious hardships that most Americans never fear or will never experience due to a lack of fuel for their vehicles."

Native American Rights Fund
This group gives necessary legal representation to Native American organizations, individuals, villages, and tribes to "help untangle the maze of laws impacting their lives."

Native American Support Group of New York City
Indigenous Issues, Resources and Organizations maintained by Graywolf (Western Band Cherokee). An excellent site with many links.

Northern California Indian Development Council
NCIDC is a non-profit organization that meets the development needs of American Indians and operates an art gallery featuring the arts and crafts of California tribes: American Indian Art and Gift Shop

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, UN
The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is established as an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). They met at United Nations Headquarters from 12 to 23 May.

Pine Tree Legal Assistance
This non-profit corporation provides legal assistance to the people of Maine whose income is one hundred twenty-five percent, or less, of the federal income poverty guidelines.

Protect The Earth
The web site of Anishinaabe Niijii, a movement of Native and Non-Native people dedicated to protecting the earth for the future generations to come.  See also Seventh Generation Amendment

Shundahai Network
Shundahai is a Newe (Western Shoshone) word meaning "Peace and Harmony with all Creation." "Through our events and campaigns, Shundahai Network helps train activists in community organizing and the use of nonviolent direct action to generate public awareness and apply political pressure on nuclear and indigenous rights issues."

Shuswap Nation Tribal Council (SNTC)
SNTC was formed in 1980 as the most recent effort of the Shuswap Nation Chiefs to advance the issue of aboriginal rights. They are in Kamloops, B.C., Canada

Southern California Indian Center, Inc.
SCIC is a non-profit 501 c(3) community-based organization serving the American Indian, Native Alaskan and Native Hawaiian communities of Los Angeles, Orange, Kern and Riverside Counties -- covering over 5,000 square miles and hosting the largest concentration of urban American Indian/Native Alaskans in the nation.

Sun Singer - Black Hills Community
A long list of organizations and programs available to those living in the Black Hills area. Some programs that those living anywhere can help with.

NEW Tribal Environmental Organizations
The title is self-explanatory and they have a long list of organizations and programs related to the Environment.

Weyanoke Association
The Weyanoke Association promotes research in, and the sharing of, Black (African and American African) and Red (Native American or Indian) history and culture, and the places where they intersect.

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