The states now celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day include Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont and Wisconsin as well as the District of Columbia. The U.S. Forest Service has all sorts of resources about gardening with native species on its website Celebrating Wildflowers.". "Think of the impact you can have by planting native species and returning health to your yard and neighborhood. There are a number of events being held this year online to mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day. “Over 30% of families on the Navajo Nation are without water access. 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Since 2018, Boeing has invested nearly $660 thousand in organizations supporting Native American and other Indigenous communities. There will also be music and other presentations about the history of Indigenous communities. "Consider the pawpaw, a native tree widely distributed in most of the United States and common east of the Mississippi. In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, here are some ways you can support Indigenous Communities. Boeing has recently committed $1.3 million to support Indigenous communities across the nation. ExecutiveGov, published by Executive Mosaic, is a site dedicated to the news and headlines in the federal government. An additional $840 thousand will fund future projects for Native American and Indigenous communities. "We recognize the toll on Native American and Indigenous communities from centuries of injustice, and we take seriously our role in supporting education and development in these communities," said Marc Allen, Boeing's chief strategy officer, senior vice president of Strategy and Corporate Development and enterprise executive sponsor of the Boeing Native American Network. This is truly magnificent.”, “Since time immemorial, Indigenous people have used science and technology to survive, to adapt, to create and to thrive,” added Puget Sound Educational Service District NAEP Manager Jason LaFontaine (Turtle Mountain Chippewa). To me, that's what these Indigenous authors represent," said Fawn Sanchez, Shoshone-Bannock and Carizzo-Comecrudo, AWS Training Manager and Vice President of Amazon’s Indigenous Affinity Group. Boeing Commits $1.3 Million to Support Indigenous Communities Across the United States. The company's employee-led Boeing Native American Network Business Resource Group has also promoted awareness of the diversity of Native American and Indigenous cultures. “Having been raised on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, I learned at a young age about determination, overcoming obstacles and personal accountability. Disability Employment Awareness Month: Access & Opportunity, Celebrating Black History Month across the UK, For regular updates on wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, subscribe to the. Nikk "Red Weezil" Dakota (C), from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, celebrates with others from various tribes during Indigenous Peoples' Day events at the Daybreak Star Cultural Center on October 13, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. This is a metaphor for what's happening," Abigail Echo-Hawk, the Seattle Indian Health Board's CFO, told NBC News earlier this year. Boeing’s investment package to support Indigenous communities includes $300,000 in grants for Southwest Tribal Nations to improve access to clean water; bridge the digital divide in education; and provide better natural disaster response and preparation. We also aim to spotlight various federal government employees and interview key government executives whose impact resonates beyond their agency. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. Boeing Invests Funds to Support Indigenous Communities; Marc Allen, Kathleen Jolivette Quoted. Amazon also created a list of Indigenous books people can buy to learn more about the community. Dr. Debbie Reese, founder and co-editor of American Indians in Children’s Literature, has created an exhaustive list of books for people of all ages about Native American communities. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is streaming an event at 1 p.m. on October 12 for students with webinars and discussions. 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"The Navajo Nation is in a crisis with cases, and there are tribes and other Indian organizations across the country that are in similar crises and can use medical supplies and help instead of watching people die. You have entered an incorrect email address! There are websites with lists of resources for those looking to help with the problem. Gokey explained that one of the best things people can do is to plant something native as a way to support the ecosystem. A wider movement, called Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, has focused on the problem and sought help from authorities as well as other groups that have similar issues. Boeing’s generous donation will allow us to address this crisis head on and accelerate our efforts to expand water access across the Navajo Nation.”. Indigenous communities still face racism and overwhelmingly discriminatory practices related to things like healthcare and self-government. "Native American people speak of the seven generations, where decisions and actions taken today, must be considered for how they will impact the ones seven generations from now. Boeing has recently committed $1.3 million to support Indigenous communities across the nation. Gen. David Hodne Quoted, NAVFAC Changes Name to Emphasize Technical, Procurement Responsibilities; Rear Adm. John Korka Quoted, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, U.S. It also includes $140,000 in grants for the Pacific Northwest; and a $60,000 grant in Oklahoma supporting STEM education programmes for students. “Boeing funds will help our children obtain assistance and empower young people across the Apache Nation with new leadership skills, new education partnerships, and health and technology. Non-profits that will receive immediate grant funding from Boeing include: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. "Choose books that are tribally specific (that name a specific tribal nation and accurately present that nation), written by Native writers, set in the present day, and relevant all year round, keeping Native peoples visible throughout the school year,” Reese said, according to PBS. The program has also encouraged STEM careers for Native American youth and provided training opportunities for Native Americans to develop their professional and personal skills. How To Support Indigenous Communities On And Beyond Indigenous Peoples' Day In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, here are some ways to stand in solidarity with the community. Thanks for subscribing! The Southern Poverty Law Center notes that wildly enough, Indigenous Americans weren't granted U.S. citizenship until 1924 and restricted from voting until 1948. As children, we were all taught to treasure what the Earth gives us and to make sure that we leave it for the next generation. NSWC PHD, USACE Celebrate Modernization, Renovation Effort, Air Force Uses Enterprise Training Tool to Evolve Cyber Defense Approach; Lt. Col. Ken Malloy Quoted, Army to Soon Complete Tests of AR-Powered Situational Awareness System; Brig. The U.S. Supreme Court in July ruled that significant parts of Oklahoma should be considered tribal territory, and in the ruling the court noted that dozens of treaties signed by the U.S. government were never honored after being agreed upon. "Their experiences and beliefs come alive in a way that informs and educates others on our beautiful culture," they added. There are also dozens of other adversities faced by Native Americans, including high levels of poverty, discrimination when it comes to employment and housing as well as continuing efforts by the government to keep control of Native land. For regular updates on wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, subscribe to the fairplaytalks.com newsletter here. Tags Boeing clean water education Executive Mosaic ExecutiveGov govcondaily indigenous communities investment kathleen jolivette marc allen Native American natural disaster response news press releases resources STEM education. Sign up for our newsletter to get the freshest stories in your inbox, every day! Indian Country is filled with experts—Indigenous people with deep knowledge about leadership, about the needs of their communities, and about the individuals and organizations that are making a difference. tw // murderplease take some time to read through this carrd and educate yourself on the crisis involving indigenous women, it also contains donation links, petitions and a list of indigenous creators to support!! The company has donated $300 thousand to clean water, education and natural disaster response; $140 thousand to the Pacific Northwest; and $60 thousand to support Oklahoma STEM education programs for students. Despite appeals to local governments as well as federal officials in Canada and the United States, little has been done to address the violence against Native American women. She also volunteers for the Native American Heritage Association, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, AISES and the Boeing Native American Network. My tribe, the Shawnee, call this time of year when the pawpaw fruits ripen the pawpaw moon. News, Philanthropy, Press Releases. Other events are planning to be held, like the Indigenous Peoples’ Day Convergence by the Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition, which will take place virtually between October 10, 11, and 12.