Santa Barbara Considers Switch to Indigenous Peoples Day

The resolution would be largely ceremonial, as the city itself does not celebrate the federal holiday, said Tribal Trust President Robert Ornstein, but it could help move California closer to passing statewide legislation.

LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Welcome to Autumn! We end September having celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Indigenous Peoples Day

The relationship of indigenous and non-indigenous in our country is in deep need of healing right now. We need to act with integrity and sincerity if there is ever going to be any chance of that happening.

Victory for Standing Rock

A federal judge ruled that the federal permits authorizing the pipeline to cross the Missouri River just upstream of the Standing Rock reservation, which were hastily issued by the Trump administration just days after the inauguration, violated the law in certain critical respects.

Awake; A Dream from Standing Rock

[vc_row 0=””][vc_column 0=””][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IprMaqJQtSA” align=”center” title=”Film – Awake; A Dream from Standing Rock”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row 0=””][vc_column 0=””][vc_column_text 0=””] View the film: https://awakeadreamfromstandingrock1.vhx.tv/ 100% of the proceeds from the film will go to the Indigenous Media Fund and the Pipeline Fighters Fund. Both funds are supervised by the film’s creators and a council of Indigenous leaders to support direct actions, Indigenous filmmakers and journalists. … Read More