Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania Area
Caney Indigenous Spiritual Circle. Founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1982, the Caney Indigenous Spiritual Circle is an organization devoted to the path of shamanic enlightenment as it was trail-blazed by ancient mystics and wise elders of the Taino Native people in the Caribbean islands over four thousand years ago. Jeffry Múcaro Blake Johnson is a member and a leader with the Caney Circle.
Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center, Inc. The Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center was initially conceived in 1969 when members of two Native American families in Pittsburgh sought to overcome the feeling of “floating” in the mainstream. They felt the need to maintain a sense of Indian-ness, recapture roots and become more conscious of their rights as Native Americans. In February 1972, after several years of planning, the Council was incorporated as a non-profit organization under the laws of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Internal Revenue Service regulations. The Council was to operate from offices in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh until July1976, when it moved to its present headquarters in Dorseyville, Indiana Township. Current programs: Headstart, Early Headstart, Elders Program, Cultural Program (annual Pow-Wow), Rainbow Adoptions, Foster Care, Employment and Training Program, and Russell’s Readers.
Pennsylvania Powwow List
El Museo del Barrio. New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs.
United Confederation of Taíno People. The United Confederation of Taíno People (UCTP) is an indigenous representative institution established in 1998 to promote the self-determination and protection of the human rights, culture, traditions, and sacred lands of Taíno and other Caribbean Indigenous Peoples. The UCTP serves as a forum for educational advocacy (including human rights and cultural education) and policy development to affirm and safeguard indigenous Taíno and other Caribbean cultural heritage and spiritual traditions (including burial issues); and promote spiritual, cultural, educational, health, economic, and social development in the Caribbean and the Diaspora.
Official Website of the Cherokee Nation.
Official Government Website of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
Visit Cherokee, North Carolina. Events and activities in the Qualla Boundary area, the original home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
Cherokee Full Circle. Full Circle is based on the books written individually and together by J.T. and Michael Garrett as authors to preserve the spiritual traditions, culturally rich tapestry and beautiful ways of right relationship to self, others and nature as Medicine in Cherokee ceremony. Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
National Museum of the American Indian. Wow! This is an extraordinary place. The banners around the museum speak of “A Native Place.” This seems so perfectly stated. This museum is an expression of hundreds, perhaps thousands of Natives. Not a product of scientific study by non-Natives studying Natives, this is a work of Natives telling others about our lives. In addition to the presentations within, the building and its surroundings is a healing agent all its own — water falls, wetlands area, curving architecture. All these elements state clearly that we Natives are still here, not extinct. And more, we have wisdom to offer the world that is beautiful, unique and so very needed.