BENEFITING: Intertribal Friendship House
ORGANIZER: Intertribal Friendship House
Intertribal Friendship House wrote -
Intertribal Friendship House (IFH) in Oakland, CA. is celebrating our 60th Year Anniversary! IFH was established in 1955 as one of the first urban American Indian community centers in the nation. It was founded by the American Friends Service Committee to serve the needs of American Indian people relocated from reservations to the San Francisco Bay area.
IFH is a cultural center providing health and wellness convening’s, community gardening, food distribution, social services, cultural workshops, women's and men’s health events, youth leadership and empowerment, youth job training for ages 14-24, and elder activities. IFH is a space that holds healing ceremonies, a place to build community and most importantly a place for multigenerational healing. IFH is a community center with over 8,000 people participating in programs throughout the year representing more than 100 tribes.
IFH engages in a proactive approach to healthy choices, one that is modeled through many community offerings and transformative workshops. From nurturing and growing the community garden throughout the year to hosting youth leadership workshops- IFH brings families together for collective learning, healing, and wellness. Over 50 cultural knowledge holders from around Turtle Island come to IFH to share their wisdom and teachings each year.
We welcome support to strengthen our health and wellness programs through our ongoing gardening workshops, cooking classes, cultural workshops, food distribution programs, and elder’s gatherings.
With your support:
$20 supports a parent to attend a cooking and nutritional three-hour class on traditional foods and recipes.
$50 provides one family with a week of healthy goods from IFH’s food pantry
$100 supports four community members to attend a day of garden training- learning about traditional native foods, ceremonial plants and healthy eating.
$200 supports a community dinner that includes fresh produce from the garden, and wellness activities focused on drumming and dance.
$300 provides a monthly elder’s gathering and food distribution that supports over 50 elders
$400 supports a cultural workshop integrating indigenous wellness and healing, traditional knowledge and practices.
$500 supports a community dinner and presentation with over 150 intergenerational participants focusing on a variety of topics by indigenous leaders on traditional knowledge, and indigenous environmental activism and issues.
$1000 supports a community cooking demo and nutritional three-hour workshop on traditional foods, diabetes prevention, and decolonizing indigenous diets. This workshop serves 50 community members.