ADVOCACY Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival (707) 644-6575; www.aicls.org Fosters the restoration of indigenous California languages by offering language classes, teacher training and other education programs. American Indian Activity Group/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (925) 423-7846 Promotes awareness and appreciation of Native American culture through special events at the lab and at various local venues; promotes higher education for American Indian students through scholarships. American Indian Resources Institute/Indian Law Reporter (209) 460-0924; www.indianlawreporter.org Publishes Indian Law Reporter, a unique and comprehensive monthly information journal for practitioners and others involved in Indian law. Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits (415) 865-5616; www.baaits.org Restores and recovers the role of two-spirit people within the American Indian community by creating forums for their spiritual, cultural and artistic expression. Black Native American Association (510) 536-1715; www.bnaa.org An intertribal group of people who are of both African American and Native American heritage that honors the world's indigenous peoples. California Indian Legal Services (510) 835-0284, (800) 829-0284; www.calindian.org Founded in 1967 by California Indians; provides free and low-cost legal assistance to Native American individuals and tribes. Department of Veterans Affairs: Native American Program (650) 493-5000, ext. 64374 Ensures that the Department of Veterans Affairs addresses the unique circumstances and needs of Native American veterans of the U.S. military. This particular program is geared primarily for Native American employees of the Palo Alto VA healthcare system, but its staff are able to answer a wide range of questions and make referrals. International Indian Treaty Council (415) 641-4482; www.treatycouncil.org An organization of indigenous people from North, Central and South America and the Pacific; works for the sovereignty and self-determination of indigenous peoples and for the recognition of indigenous rights, treaties, cultures and sacred lands. Intertribal Council of California (916) 973-9581; www.itccinc.org A consortium of 42 tribes that develops programs to help tribes take care of themselves. Marin American Indian Alliance (415) 342-2049; www.marinindianalliance.org Publishes a quarterly newsletter and organizes cultural and educational gatherings to promote and maintain connections among American Indians living in Marin County. National Congress of American Indians (202) 466-7767; www.ncai.org Serves as a forum for consensus-based policy development among its membership of more than 250 tribal governments; informs the public and the federal government on tribal self-government, treaty rights and federal policy issues affecting tribal governments. National Indian Justice Center (707) 579-5507; 800-966-0662; www.nijc.org An Indian-owned and -operated nonprofit that designs and delivers legal education, research and technical assistance programs in an effort to improve the administration of justice. Oyate (510) 848-6700; www.oyate.org A community-based Native organization that works toward honest portrayals of Native Americans by evaluating texts, resource materials and fiction by and about Native peoples; by conducting teacher workshops; and by distributing children's, young adult and teacher-training books and materials. Running Strong for American Indian Youth (703) 317-9881 (Alexandria, Va.); www.indianyouth.org Helps American Indians meet their immediate survival needs-food, water and shelter- while implementing and supporting programs designed to create opportunities for self- sufficiency and self-esteem, particularly for tribal youth. United Indian Nations (510) 763-3410 Serves the economic development needs of the Bay Area's American Indian population through basic skills training, computer literacy and life skills education, job training and placement, and housing, legal and other support services. back to top ARTS American Indian Contemporary Arts (510) 682-8839; http://groups.msn.com/bayareaindiancalendar Supports and promotes the creative expression of Native American artists. American Indian Film Institute (415) 554-0525; www.aifisf.com A media arts center that fosters understanding of the cultures, traditions and issues of contemporary Native Americans; encourages Native and non-Native filmmakers to bring to mainstream media Native voices, viewpoints and stories; works to develop an audience for such films; and advocates for authentic representation of Indians in the media. California Indian Basketweavers Association (530) 668-1332; www.ciba.org Preserves, promotes and perpetuates California Indian basket-weaving traditions by providing opportunities to study traditional basketry techniques and forms and to showcase work. California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (707) 579-3004; www.cimcc.org Educates the public about the history, culture and contemporary life of California Indians and honors their contributions to civilization. California Indian Storytellers Association (510) 793-8208; www.cistory.org Dedicated to the preservation, perpetuation, enlivening and promotion of Indian storytelling, in both traditional and contemporary form, for California tribes and others. California State Indian Museum (916) 324-0971; www.parks.ca.gov/indianmuseum Celebrates the proud heritage of California Indian culture, from the traditions of the ancestors to the work of contemporary Native artists. CN Gorman Museum, U.C. Davis (530) 752-6567; http://gormanmuseum.ucdavis.edu Established in honor of Carl Nelson Gorman-Navajo artist and advocate, World War II code talker and former faculty member in Native American studies. Changing exhibits feature contemporary artwork in a wide range of media, reflecting the canon in which indigenous artists are working today. Chaw'Se Regional Indian Museum (209) 296-7488 Located in Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park (see description under Parks and Sites); houses outstanding examples of the technology and crafts of the Miwok and other Sierra Nevada Native American groups. This site has the largest bedrock mortar rocks in North America. Gallery of the American West (916) 446-6662; www.gallerywest.com Features the work of American Indian potters, jewelers, weavers and carvers. Houses a large collection of antique California Indian basketry and other American Indian artifacts. Gathering Tribes (510) 528-9038; www.gatheringtribes.com Showcases arts, crafts and jewelry from tribes across the country. Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House (707) 467-2836; www.gracehudsonmuseum.org An art, history and anthropology museum with changing interdisciplinary exhibitions and public programs that feature Western American art, California Indian cultures, histories of California's diverse North Coast region and the work of contemporary regional artists. Healdsburg Museum (707) 431-3325; www.healdsburgmuseum.org A regional museum that records, preserves and fosters an appreciation for the history of Healdsburg and northern Sonoma County. Jesse Peter Native American Art Museum (707) 527-4479; www.santarosa.edu/museum Houses collections of ethnographic art from the Americas and parts of Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Closed until spring 2008. Machu Picchu Gallery and Museum of the Americas (408) 977-0816; www.incagardens.com This gallery and museum, located in a Peruvian restaurant in San Jose, showcases original Latin American folk art. Maidu Interpretive Center (916) 774-5934; www.roseville.ca.us/indianmuseum The center consists of an ancient Maidu Indian village site, a Native American museum and nature learning center; offers old-ways workshops, seasonal nature programs and hands-on exhibits. Marin Museum of the American Indian (415) 897-4064; www.marinindian.com Dedicated to cultivating an awareness and understanding of Native American history and culture; features a lecture series, a native plant garden, and a gallery with rotating exhibits and demonstrations by Native artists. Museum of Craft and Folk Art (415) 227-4888; www.mocfa.org Fosters the appreciation and understanding of craft and folk art from diverse cultures and traditions through exhibitions, educational programs and research publications. Oakland Museum of California (510) 238-2200, (888) OAK-MUSE (625-6873); www.museumca.org Provides unique collections, exhibits and educational opportunities designed to generate a broader and deeper understanding of California's environment, history, art and people. One Earth, One People Peace Vision Inc. (831) 623-4771; www.peacevision.net Dedicated to celebrating spiritual and cultural diversity and promoting peace through the living arts; inspires and empowers people to restore respectful relationships between all living things. Pacific Western Traders (916) 985-3851; www.pacwesttraders.com Specializing in traditional and contemporary arts of California's Native people; provides education resource contacts; caters to collectors, students of Indian cultures and Native Americans in search of traditional supplies. Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, U.C. Berkeley (510) 642-3682; http://hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu Collects, preserves, researches and interprets material culture to promote understanding of the history and diversity of human cultures; houses the Native Californian Cultures Gallery. back to top EDUCATION American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Program, Stanford University (650) 725-6944; www.stanford.edu/dept/nacc Serves a diverse and underrepresented student population by creating programs that address the factors influencing Native Americans' progress and completion of an academic degree. American Indian Culture and Education Program (925) 313-0430; www.americanindianeducation.com Serves as a catalyst to further the educational, social and cultural development of Native American students and their families in Contra Costa County; programs include tutoring, scholarships, drumming, dancing and a summer heritage camp. American Indian Graduate Program, U.C. Berkeley (510) 642-3228; www.grad.berkeley.edu/aigp Provides individual recruitment and student services to broaden academic and professional opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives through graduate education. American Indian Library Service, Oakland Public Library, Diamond Branch (510) 482-7823; www.oaklandlibrary.org Its collection includes approximately 1,500 volumes for adults and young readers that cover Native American history, culture and arts. American Indian Studies, San Francisco State University (415) 338-1054 or (415) 405-3928; www.sfsu.edu/~ais/ Offers academic services to local, regional, national and international American Indian communities and continues training and education of American Indians both inside and outside traditional academic realms. California Department of Education: American Indian Education Office (916) 319-0506; www.cde.ca.gov/sp/ai/ Provides an equal opportunity for all students to meet challenging state standards; assists educators in identifying the needs of American Indian students and in providing them with high-quality education opportunities. California Indian Library Collection, California State Library (916) 654-0176; www.library.ca.gov Provides resources and historical references on California's Indian population. American Indian Child resource Center (510) 208-1870; www.aicrc.org Provides individualized tutoring, academic advising, cultural arts, peer support and educational field trips for American Indian youth. Works to preserve and promote the integrity and culture of American Indian youth and their families. Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin (415) 479-3281; www.mapom.org Offers classes in California Indian arts for adults, including basketry, bow making, native plant use and shell-bead making. Seeks to promote accurate knowledge of the Coast Miwok Indians-the first people of Marin and southern Sonoma counties. Native American Studies Collection, Ethnic Studies Library, U.C. Berkeley (510) 643-1234; http://eslibrary.berkeley.edu Linked to the Native American studies department, U.C. Berkeley; an integral part of the project to challenge mainstream histories with research that produces educational resources that are meaningful to Native American communities. Native American Studies, U.C. Berkeley (510) 642-6613; http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~ethnicst/nas/nastoc.html Broadens the understanding of students interested in the history, culture and contemporary situations of Native Americans in the United States. Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (831) 459-0170; www.sacnas.org Encourages Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for careers in science teaching and research. Woodfish Institute (415) 263-0423; www.woodfish.org Provides innovative approaches to Native American education and preservation of indigenous healing methodologies. back to top FAMILY/CHILDREN American Indian Child Resource Center (510) 208-1870; www.aicrc.org Preserves and promotes the integrity and culture of American Indian youth and their families. Break the Cycle (800) 246-9410; www.breakthecycle.org Strives to end domestic violence by working proactively with youth and providing preventive education, free legal services, advocacy and support. Friendship House Association of American Indians (415) 865-0964; www.friendshiphousesf.org Provides recovery services and aftercare programs for American Indians and their families, including prevention and treatment of alcoholism and other diseases of addiction; promotes women's health; offers programs targeted to youth and communities, including housing assistance and job readiness training. Hintil Kuu Ca Child Development Center (510) 879-0840 Part of the Oakland Unified School District's Children Centers program; unique child care program incorporating Native American culture and values. Indian Child and Family Preservation Program (707) 463-2644 Represents a consortium of five tribes in court when Indian children are taken from their families; ensures that the children are put in appropriate foster homes and that the Indian Child Welfare Law is being exercised. Indigenous Nations Child and Family Agency (510) 559-3120 An Indian-managed, Bay Area-based agency that strengthens and unifies American Indian families through guiding principles that incorporate diverse traditional values and spiritual beliefs into an American Indian approach to wellness, family and social change. Provides child care and counseling services and works with foster care agencies to ensure proper care of Indian youth. back to top HEALTH California Rural Indian Health Board (916) 929-9761; www.crihb.org Network of tribal health programs devoted to the needs and interests of the Indians of rural California, controlled and sanctioned by Indian people and their tribal governments. Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley (408) 445-3400; www.indianhealthcenter.org Ensures the survival of American Indian families and individuals by providing comprehensive health care for the American Indian community. National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (510) 444-2051; www.nnaapc.org A nonprofit corporation that works to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and related diseases among American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians and to improve the quality of life for members of these communities who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Native American AIDS Project (415) 777-4290; www.ichoca.org Offers case management, treatment advocacy, peer advocacy, traditional healing and mental health services to Native Americans living with HIV; offers prevention education and outreach. Native American Health Center (NAHC) Alameda: (510) 747-3030 Fresno: (559) 221-3680 Oakland: (510) 535-4400 Healthy Nations Wellness Center (Oakland): (510) 434-1772 San Francisco: (415) 621-0851 www.nativehealth.org Provides medical/dental services, infant/children programs, a guidance clinic, AIDS prevention and treatment services, and youth programs for Native Americans and non- Natives. San Francisco AIDS Foundation Main: (415) 487-3000; Trilingual hotlines: (415) 863-AIDS (2437), (800) FOR-AIDS (367-2437); www.sfaf.org Disseminates critical information about AIDS to the San Francisco community; provides education and health services and referrals; advocates for public policy. back to top MEDIA Bay Native Circle KPFA/Berkeley: (510) 848-6767 KFCF/Fresno: (559) 233-2221 www.radiocamp.com/baynativecircle A weekly radio show examining Native issues, people, culture and events. American Indian Film Institute & Indian Cinema Entertainment Destination (ICDE) (415) 554-0525; www.aifisf.com A quarterly journal of Native American cinematic arts that provides education resources, audience development tools and economic stimuli for the sale and distribution of Indian media. Indian Time KKUP/Cupertino 91.5 FM www.kkup.com This radio program airs Tuesdays from 8 to 10pm. Hosted by Jack Hyatt. Native Media Resource Center (707) 875-9835; www.nativeamericanpublicradio.com Celebrates Native American media and supports programs and producers of the more than 30 Native-owned-and-operated public radio stations. News From Native California (510) 549-2802; www.heydaybooks.com/news A unique quarterly magazine devoted to the Indian people of California; written and produced by California Indians and those close to the community; provides a portrait of traditional and contemporary tribal culture; reports on such topics as health and the environment. back to top PARKS AND SITES Coastanoan-Ohlone Indian Canyon Resource (831) 637-4238; www.indiancanyon.org, www.indiancanyonvillage.org Provides resources and traditional lands for ceremonies; situated in the only federally recognized Indian county in California; construction of a village house is currently under way. Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont (510) 795-9385; www.ebparks.org Preserves the fascinating archaeological resources of the rich wetlands and shell mound sites left by the Ohlone Indians-the East Bay's original inhabitants. Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park, Pine Grove (209) 296-7488; www.parks.ca.gov Preserves petroglyphs and Northern Sierra Miwok artifacts; also features celebrations and demonstrations throughout the year and houses the Chaw'Se Regional Indian Museum. (See museum description under Arts.) Kule Loklo Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit, Point Reyes (415) 464-5137 or 5100; www.nps.gov/pore/historyculture/people_coastmiwok.htm Re-creates a Coast Miwok village, where students can learn about Miwok traditions and land-use ethics. Guided ranger programs are offered Sundays at 2 p.m. back to top PROFESSIONAL American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California (714) 898-6364 (Los Angeles); www.aiccsocal.org Provides American Indian business owners with educational, mentoring and networking opportunities. American Indian Science and Engineering Society (505) 765-1052 (Albuquerque, N.M.); www.aises.org Nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values; provides opportunities for American Indians and Native Alaskans to pursue studies in science, engineering and business. Association of American Indian Physicians (405) 946-7072 (Oklahoma City); www.aaip.com Dedicated to pursuing excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring traditional healing practices and restoring the balance of mind, body and spirit. Kathleen Russell Consulting (415) 459-9211; www.kathleenrussell.com A strategic communications and event planning firm assisting Native communities and others in achieving their social, economic and political goals. Native American Journalists Association (405) 436-3744 (University of Oklahoma); http://naja.com Serves and empowers Native communicators through programs and activities designed to enrich journalism and promote Native cultures. North American Indian Information and Trade Center (520) 622-4900 (Tucson, Ariz.); www.usaindianinfo.org Preserves contemporary and traditional Native American arts; provides consulting services; conducts seminars and workshops; provides referrals; publishes the Native American Directory. The Robert Toigo Foundation (510) 763-5771; www.toigofoundation.org Supports the ongoing advancement of exceptional minority business-degree students and alumni within the finance industry through fellowships, mentoring, networking, leadership development and job placement assistance. Society of American Indian Dentists (405) 946-7072 (Oklahoma City); www.aaip.com/about/ Promotes dental health in the American Indian community; encourages the community's youth in dentistry careers and serves as a resource for students; supports the unique concerns of American Indian dentists. Western American Indian Chamber of Commerce (303) 620-9292 (Denver, Colo.); www.indiancountry.org Helps American Indians achieve self-sufficiency through business success. back to top SENIORS California Association for Older Americans (415) 541-9629 Provides resources for the elderly and publishes the quarterly newsletter Senior Power. National Indian Council on Aging (505) 292-2001 (Albuquerque, N.M.); www.nicoa.orgs Serves as the nation's foremost nonprofit advocate for American Indian and Alaska Native elders; strives to better the lives of the nation's indigenous seniors through advocacy, employment training, information and support. San Jose Indian Elders Group (408) 294-0519 Sponsors social gatherings and provides resources for American Indian elders in the South Bay. The group hosts a potluck the third Saturday of every month. Call for details.
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