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#GivingTuesday | Supporting Native American Non-Profits

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In keeping with the holiday spirit, we’re sharing our favorite Native American non-profits on this #GivingTuesday.  These are organizations that we know very well and not only work with, but fully support their mission of service to Indian Country.  The organizations include the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums; the Phoenix Indian Center; and, Native Public Media. We hope you’ll consider supporting them too.

The Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) is an organization that supports indigenous tribal cultural institutions.  They actively provide culturally relevant programming and services, foster collaborations between native and non-native cultural institutions, and are deeply committed to promoting cultural sovereignty (shaping the future using traditional tribal values and norms).

The Phoenix Indian Center has been serving urban American Indians in Phoenix, Arizona for 65 years and was the first urban Indian center ever established in the United States.  With one of the largest urban Native American populations, Phoenix is really a crossroads of tribal cultures.  The Phoenix Indian Center provides a variety of cultural, educational, vocational, and social activities for the broader Urban American Indian community in Phoenix.

Native Public Media is an organization that was formed to promote healthy tribal communities through media access, control, and ownership.  The core of their work is supporting the Native American radio network of 53 stations. However, they also do significant advocacy work with the National Congress of American Indians supporting tribal telecommunications infrastructure. Additionally, they work collaboratively with other national non-native organizations in support of media justice.