Ohio Indigenous Documentary Film Festival

Come celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day Weekend with us in Oberlin! Cleveland American Indian Movement, in collaboration with Oberlin Indigenous Peoples' Day Committee, has selected a group of documentary films to highlight indigenous peoples from around the globe at our first annual indigenous documentary film festival.

Feds Release Investigative Report on US Indian Boarding School Initiative

Between 1819 and 1969, the United States supported (directly or indirectly) the operation of 408 boarding schools targeting American Indians, Hawaiian Natives, and Native Alaskans. The boarding school program, designed to assimilate indigenous peoples, was implemented in 37 states and territories, including 21 schools in Alaska and 7 schools in Hawaii.

Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Webinar: Alignment for Joint Advocacy for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework & the CBD Cop 15

Thursday, FEB 24, 2022

10:00 am EST (Panama time)

The Network of Indigenous Women on Biodiversity of Latin America and the Caribbean, with the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity and WWF, invites you to join the webinar to socialize, analyze and discuss joint actions of collaboration and advocacy with Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, women and young people participating in the negotiations of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and the meetings of COP 15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

 

Registration is required. There is no fee for this webinar.

2021 National Native American Languages Summit


Thursday & Friday, NOV 18 & 19, 2021 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Office of Indian Education announces 8th National Native American Languages Summit.

The goal of the Summit is to identify ways to further support communities teaching Native languages, improve accountability for educational progress, provide measurable goals to show success, and encourage youth to gain the skills to speak their language. Participants will discuss the challenges and successes of measuring oral and written American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Pacific Islander language learning and will share promising practices.

Registration is required. There is no fee for this webinar.

Biden Proclamation on Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Restoring the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to its size and boundaries as they existed prior to December 4, 2017, will ensure that this exceptional and inimitable landscape filled with an unparalleled diversity of resources will be properly protected and will continue to provide the living laboratory that has produced so many dramatic discoveries in the first quarter century of its existence. Given the unique nature of the objects identified across the Grand Staircase-Escalante landscape, the threat of damage and destruction to those objects, and the current inadequate protection they are afforded, a reservation of this size is compatible with the proper care and management of this National Monument.

Biden Proclaimation on Bears Ears National Monument

For more than 100 years, indigenous people, historians, conservationists, scientists and others advocated unsuccessfully for protection of Bears Ears. It was not until the Hopi Tribe, Navajo Nation, Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and Pueblo of Zuni united in a common vision to protect these sacred lands that Bears Ears National Monument became a reality. This proclamation confirms, restores, and supplements the boundaries provided by Proclamation 9558 to protect the ancestral homeland of Tribal Nations that all refer to the area by the same name — Hoon’Naqvut (Hopi), Shash Jaa’ (Navajo), Kwiyagatu Nukavachi (Ute), and Ansh An Lashokdiwe (Zuni):  Bears Ears. 

AIM West International Film Festival 2021

World World Theatrical Premiere! Tuesday, OCT 12, 2021 only!

OJIBWA WARRIOR: The Legacy Of Dennis Banks
A Film by Marie-Michèl Jasmin Bélisle. Produced by Takeo Koshikawa. 2021. 85 mins.

In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day and the anniversary of the occupation of Alcatraz, A.I.M. West presents a new feature documentary about one of the most influential people in Native American history. The year is 1968. Nowa Cumig, Better known by his English name Dennis Banks, has started a movement with a few friends that would soon make ripples through history: the American Indian Movement.

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