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New Jersey Commission on American Indian Affairs

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State
New Jersey Commission on American Indian Affairs

New Jersey Commission on American Indian Affairs

Public Meeting - December 2, 2020

The next meeting of the NJ Commission on American Indian Affairs will take place by conference call on Wednesday December 2, 2020 at 10:00. The meeting will include updates on issues related to health and COVID -19, and planning with the NJ Historical Commission related to the 2021 Year of NJ's American Indian Tribes.

The call in numbers are:
Call in: 1(877) 336- 1829
Access: 3124470 #

If you have questions, please email rowena.madden@sos.nj.gov

The 19th Amendment did not bring the right to vote to all Native women, but two experts in a conversation said it did usher in the possibility of change.

By Cathleen D. Cahill and Sarah Deer

The Indigenous suffragist Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, also known as Zitkala-Sa, a citizen of the Yankton Sioux Tribe. After the ratification of the 19th Amendment, she reminded the rejoicing, newly enfranchised white women that the fight was not over. - Link - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/31/style/19th-amendment-native-womens-suffrage.html?referringSource=articleShare

The Indigenous suffragist Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, also known as Zitkala-Sa, a citizen of the Yankton Sioux Tribe. After the ratification of the 19th Amendment, she reminded the rejoicing, newly enfranchised white women that the fight was not over.
Credit...National Museum of American History

The Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) is soliciting proposals through its Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) for technical assistance funding to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies of economic development opportunities, including tourism development.

The National Park Service Community Assistance in Conservation and Outdoor Recreation program will provide technical assistance with locally-led conservation and outdoor recreation project. This is a great way to receive trail planning, concept designs, facilitation, signage, programming, partnership outreach and community engagement.


AIANTALogo - Link - https://www.state.nj.us/state/njcaia-funding-opportunities.shtml



*Throughout the NJCAIA website, we include links to information on other websites. We provide these links solely to help users find additional useful information.

Chief Standing Bear

Chief Standing Bear

NJCAIA - Link - https://www.state.nj.us/state/njcaia-meetin-2019-0925.shtml The New Jersey Commission on American Indian Affairs was hosted by The Hopewell Museum for its quarterly meeting on September 25, 2019.

The return of ancestors and artifacts can become a form of restorative justice.

By Chip Colwell
Dr. Colwell is an anthropologist and museum curator in Denver.

University of Northern Colorado maintenance crew workers guide a 600-pound bear totem pole top into a crate to be shipped back to the Tlingit Nation in Angoon, Alaska, where the totem originally stood and disappeared in 1908. - CreditCreditGlenn Asakawa/The Denver Post, via Getty Images - Link - https://www.state.nj.us/state/njcaia-nytimes-state-of-mourning.shtml

University of Northern Colorado maintenance crew workers guide a 600-pound bear totem pole top into a crate to be shipped back to the Tlingit Nation in Angoon, Alaska, where the totem originally stood and disappeared in 1908. - CreditCreditGlenn Asakawa/The Denver Post, via Getty Images

Meeting of the NJ Commission on American Indian Affairs

Meeting of the NJ Commission on American Indian Affairs

Meeting of the NJ Commission on American Indian Affairs, May 18, 2017 at the New Jersey State Museum. Pictured from upper left: Commission Chair Lewis Greysquirrel Pierce, Rowena Madden, Steven Burton, Eileen DeFreece, Claire Garland Renee Copola, Greg Lattani, Justin Higgs, Joanne Hawkins, Urie Ridgeway.

Wisdom from the Past, Visions for the Future

“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”
Iroquois statement

 


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