Urban Indigenous Collective planted the seeds to grow resources for our indigenous community.
This year we:
Open doors for our first community space in Midtown, Manhattan, hosting our opening day event that brought urban natives together.
Attended our 4th Indigenous People’s Day event and offered free activities for children, a womb healing ceremony and a beading circle.
Kicked off our 4th year of the community health needs assessment to better understand the physical and mental health priorities of urban Indigenous people in NYC and published our first Community Health Forum report.
Launched our second cohort for the Indigenous Scholars Mentorship Program, connecting young scholars with indigenous mentors, developing individual educational and career curriculums providing them with non-profit skills. The program also includes work stipends, monthly food stipends, tech, and metro cards for mentees.
Utilized the Freedom of Information laws on the East Coast, specifically New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, to create a database concerning Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Trans and Two-Spirit People (MMIWGT2S NYC+).
Held an East Coast Summit to increase awareness about the MMIP crisis, hosted a virgil for and with survivors for the day of Remembrance.
Launched our MMIWGT2S Report for 2023.
UIC is gearing up to host cultural and wellness activities free of charge to Indigenous community members in 2024. This Native American Heritage Month and GivingTuesday, you can support our organization and programming with a donation that will be used in areas that UIC needs help most! To the right, we have listed some suggested donation amounts and what they may fund!
We are so grateful for your support, and we hope to see you at the community center!