"Home from School" at the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

The 12th Annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is showing "Home from School: The Children of Carlisle". This film takes a compelling look into the troubled history Indian Boarding Schools from the 1880s, which used brutal tactics of assimilation on young indigenous children who had been forcebly removed from their families, communities and cultures. In the decades that followed, it was discovered that a shocking amount of these children never returned home. This powerful film documents the incredible spirit of the Northern Arapaho Tribe who, after decades of red tape and generational trauma, finally bring the children that died at these horrible schools home.

Protect, Respect, and Restore Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands

The Ancestral Lands Movement seeks to spread awareness of the Snoqualmie people who have lived in the southern Salish Sea since time immemorial and share the significance of these lands and provide information on how people can help the Tribe in respecting, restoring, and protecting these lands.

As the Salish Sea region has grown in population, the Snoqualmie Tribe’s ancestral lands have been heavily impacted by recreation. This impact is especially apparent at the popular trails in the Snoqualmie corridor area where increased visitation has resulted in a degradation of the land.

 

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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American Constitution Society presents "Founding Failures: Indian Country's Sovereignty and Subordination"

Since its founding, the United States government has created and then abrogated treaties with tribal nations, taken tribal land, and pushed policies aimed at stripping indigenous communities of their language and culture. Join American Constitution Society as it explores the unique impact the U.S. constitutional “founding failures” had for Native Americans, the ways in which that legacy differs from other marginalized populations.

 

Registration is required.

2019 National Indian Education Study Post-Release Roundtable

Monday, SEP 20, 2021 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Using data to understand the current condition of education for American Indian and Alaskan Native students.

In 2019, 52% of American Indian & Alaskan Native 4th-grade students had access to a computer at home. Join us for a webinar on Monday, September 20 at 1:30 pm EST to get more data and perspectives on American Indian & Alaskan Native educational experiences.

 

Registration is required.

DOE Announces American Indian Resilience in Education (AIRE) for Native Communities during Pandemic

Advancing its commitment to equity, meaningful consultation, and relief for Tribal Nations, the U.S. Department of Education announced approximately $20 million in grants available to Tribal Educational Agencies to meet the urgent needs of students in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The American Indian Resilience in Education grant program will fund culturally relevant projects designed to assist and encourage Indian children and youth to enter, remain in, or reenter school at any grade level from Pre-K through grade 12, that include at least one of the activities from section 6121(c) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

SBA Announces Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023. For the first 21 days that the program is open, the SBA will prioritize applications from small businesses owned by women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Following the 21-day period, all eligible applicants are encouraged to submit applications.

 

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