OTHRP is a Federally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
OTHRP wrote the book to prepare and educate the Tribal Community regarding their governance history, and the challenges they as a People face in the 21st Century. The 250 initial copies will be distributed to Tribal people both on and off the Reservation.
These challenges include not only securing self-determination, but resolving structural inequities not unlike those of the United States today, which impact collective governance matters that have led to dysfunction and the loss of courage in individual tribal member’s daily lives.
Most Americans have been there at one time or another, but many have not faced the repression that Indigenous People have had to deal with. For Aboriginals these experiences go back 500 years, when the first European colonizers came to these shores. It continued with the U.S. Government imposing Euro-American values and culture onto tribal peoples while dishonoring its own promises in treaties made to these Native Nations.
“Dancing For Peace” is a 21st Century textbook and human interactive project of the Umonhon. It is based on an actual event recorded in a Winter Count of the time, when two rival Aboriginal Nations, the Umonhon and Lakota, literally “danced their way to Peace” in 1792.
A component of a larger OTHRP vision, “Solving The Reservation Problem”, OTHRP’s “Dancing for Peace” both prepares and provides a blueprint to implement foundational change in Native Constitutional infrastructure.
It involves drafting, discussion and ratification of a new tribal Constitution within five years.
OTHRP trusts that many will be led to give what they can.
FLASH! In response to the global covid-19 disease prevalent in the world, OTHRP is offering a special Pandemic Edition (pdf) of "Josephine Erlin Barnaby von Felde 1[phone redacted]" FOR FREE! by clicking on the link in the upper lefthand corner of the Homepage of www.jackalopearts.org. Here is a broadcast newstory that features individual pages of that book.
We hope y'all enjoy it!
Wi'bthahoN ("Thank you" in Omaha)
For those who wish to know more, contact:
Omaha Tribal Historical Research Project, Inc ( a 501c3)
PO. Box 279
Rosalie, Nebraska 68055
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- Priscilla Felia
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