Support AICH Socials & Culture
The Wellbriety support group will continue as usual on Monday evenings from 6:00-9:00 pm, as well as the Monday drum group and occasional beading circles. AICH will also host community socials on the third Wednesday of every month starting in July 19, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Please join us for a community forum to discuss the continuation of AICH as an all volunteer agency.
Founded in 1969, the American Indian Community House mission is to improve and promote the well-being of the American Indian community and to increase the visibility of American Indian cultures in an urban setting in order to cultivate awareness, understanding and respect.
As we continue to go through our transition we are requesting your assistance with funding. We would like to continue having our weekly cultural activities and monthly socials.
Please consult www.aich.org for updates.
Make sure you follow us on facebook, instagram, and twitter (@aichnyc) to join us with all the things we are cooking up! Lets continuously build up our nations, not only in the city but with our sisters and brothers everywhere.
AICH will continue to Stand with Standing Rock and will continue to raise awareness for the cause and your donations help us do this work. Currently, AICH is a leader in the movement demanding the City of New York to divest from banks such as Wells Fargo and Citibank that finance the Dakota Access Pipeline and other pipelines. AICH has been in the forefront of on-going actions and advocacy in support of this collective struggle.
The 1,100 mile pipeline is carrying 500,000 barrels of crude oil that is a direct threat to the life, rights, and water. This water will not only effect the Standing Rock Sioux but everyone everywhere. If the Dakota access pipeline can continue to be built and contaminate water in the face of thousands who are peacefully resisting for months, then the same thing can happen anywhere.
Please stand in support as we call on:
• NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, as well as Comptroller Stringer, to end the City’s pension fund investments and business with Wells Fargo and other DAPL banks.
• Wells Fargo and the other banks to stop funding oil & gas pipelines such as Dakota Access; Pilgrim Pipelines; Keystone XL; Sabal Trail; Penn East; Trans-Pecos and many others that destroy Mother Earth. We are also demonstrating against their sub-prime rip-offs, foreclosures, financing for private prisons and other practices that plague us all.
The City of Seattle already divested from Wells Fargo over its financing of Dakota Access, after the bank defrauded its customers and then blamed its workers. NYC is a major customer for bank services and the NYC pensions funds control $165 billion in investments. Mayor de Blasio and Comptroller Stringer: Divest Now!
#DefundDAPL #NoDAPL #StandWithStandingRock #WaterIsLife #ForgoWells #NativeNationsRise
What Can You Do Personally? Join the Mass Movement! Divest Your Own Money from DAPL Banks and Companies!
Members from the American Indian Community House were at Standing Rock from November 10th to the 15th and stayed at the Oceti Sakowin Two Spirit and Red Warrior Camps. Thanks to your financial donations we had the privilege of directly bringing these supplies and prayers from the greater NYC community, Native and Non-Native alike. Your donations went to financing our trip in delivering supplies and prayers by way of the Van drive there to the skies on American Airlines. We recently held two Community Report Back sessions featuring young Indigenous women leaders American Indian Community House, one on April 3rd and one on April 19th. AICH is also co host for the Winona LaDuke lecture at NYU scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, 2017. She is present on the topic” Standing Rock & the Seventh Generation: An Economics for Us All.
A.I.C.H. stands in solidarity with hundreds of tribes from all over the world who have gathered there to protect the sacred waters. It is with the utmost gratitude to those who have supported and continue to support these efforts.
Visit our webpage for updates and thank you for your support! www.aich.org
Mni Wiconi - Water is Life"
What a wonderful group of young people!!! I loved spending a little time with you in Oceti Sakowin. Many blessings on you all. Heart of the Hawk