Native American organizations
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.
United Confederation of Taino People. The United Confederation of Taino People (UCTP) is a Caribbean Indigenous leadership initiaitve and an “Inter-Tribal authority” inspired by ancient Taino and other indigenous confederacies as well as contemporary initiatives. Membership spans throughout the Greater and Lesser Antilles as well as the United States and beyond. The UCTP is dedicated to the promotion and protection of the human rights, cultural heritage, and spiritual traditions of the Taíno and other Caribbean Indigenous Peoples for our present and future generations.
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.
Native American festivals and events
Pennsylvania Powwow List – http://www.crazycrow.com/site/pennsylvania-powwows/