$1,870 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 24 months

Standing in Solidarity with the Blackfoot Confederacy

A New Old Time Chautauqua Project

On June 13, thirty people will leave Port Townsend, WA and travel to the Blackfeet Nation in Browning, Montana and to the Piikani Nation in Brocket, Alberta, Canada. For two weeks, we will collaborate with the Blackfoot Confederacy focusing on information so often left out of the popular narrative.

Forums and talks given by members of the Blackfeet communities will include the Doctrine of Discovery, border and treaty issues, inter-generational trauma, and other subjects that are informative and important to the Nations. Chautauqua will add circus skills, dance, music, clowning, and arts and crafts workshops. There will be talent shows and parades that feature Chautauqua’s band  (the Fighting Instruments of Karma Marching Band/Orchestra) joined by the local high school bands.

Together we’ve designed a wonderful ten-day program that will take place in both, Browning, MT and Brocket, Alberta. Tribal members and Chautauqua, traveling between the United States and Canada, will serve as a bridge for reconciliation, friendship, and of course, fun and laughter.

Lectures, Forums and Interviews will be professionally documented during Hands Across the Border.  Upon return this material will be presented to the public. Spreading information concerning issues from an Indigenous viewpoint is paramount.

Hands Across the Border is not asking for money, food or goods from the Tribal Nations who are already providing extensive support in other ways.   Any contribution that you can make would be welcome.

Thank you!

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* The New Old Time Chautauqua is a 501c.3 non profit Organization. Financial support is tax-deductible.


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$1,870 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 24 months
Created March 6, 2017
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21 months ago
Jo Blair
21 months ago

Wish I could attend the June 9th Benefit Show at the Palindrome that will be held at 7:30 PM. Happy to support this worthy project.

Roseanna Almaee
21 months ago

So happy to help this worthy cause.

mark warren
21 months ago

Thanks for this amazing work

Ru Kirk
22 months ago
kit kittredge
22 months ago

Unable to be there in body , but there in spirit and solidarity, hope this helps Peace, Kit

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