Native Bulletin Board
American Indian Families
Serving Los Angeles County – Working together, we promote
Strengthening of our Families and Communities. The Highland Park Venue has been closed down and the daily operations have been moved to the SCIC main offices at
3440 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010.
Spring Schedule 2015
News from Pukuu
NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH 2013 HERALDS GOOD NEWS FOR TATAVIAM
TRIBE; SELECTED AS AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION CENTER.
Fatherhood is Sacred
The American Indian Families Partnership is proud to announce the Fatherhood is Sacred program which works to increase the skills of Indian dads. This program is about Indian men understanding the sacred nature of men and women taking care of their children. When Native people truly understand the past it should inspire and motivate them to work toward a better future, where parents are devoted to strengthening their families.
When: Call for dates and times. Dinner is provided.
Class size is limited, call SCIC to make a reservation.
For the Love of Cooking, 3rd Saturdays instructors: Barbara Arvi & JoJo Leon
Indian Families Community Garden at the Southwest Museum
Come join us on Saturday mornings at the Southwest Museum and learn more about sustainable gardening and healthy living for you and your children.
Haramokngna Indian Cultural Center
"The Place where people gather"
Our director, Barbara Arvi, was honored by my other
favorite educator, Kat High.
American Indian Culture
Native Family Day at the Autry
John Bradley (Commanche/Cherokee)
Call the SCIC for dates and times.
Admission is Free for Autry Members and Native Americans.
invites families to learn about the "Hook and Hoop" race.
Sheri Foster (Cherokee) teaches the art of storytelling.
Family-oriented games and activities....
The Autry is located in Griffith Park at 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, 90027.
323-667-2000, x230 or www.theautry.org
Phases and Stages Program
in a day and age when American Indian Families are seeking ways in which
to connect to their culture. The Ameri-can Indian Families Partnership is
designed for pregnant Indian women/young families and community members.
One of the many services we provide is a “Stages and Phases” work-shop,
which teaches Indian parents the importance of family, provides communal
support, and imparts traditional teachings. These classes are taught every
Wednesday. Contact SCIC for more
"PHASES & STAGES" WORKSHOPS
Southern California Indian Center’s - American Indian Families Partnership is proud to present a series of on-going traditional workshops to encourage inter-generational/family discussions in preparation for welcoming newborns into the family and native community.
John Bradley, Jr. (Comanche/Cherokee), a nationally recognized artist in basketry and traditional arts will teach the workshops which are open to the community. Space is limited to 10-15 families so reserve a spot early!
Call the SCIC for updates on current classes and workshops.
– Traditionally made by aunties or grandparents, cradleboards were gifted to new parents prior to the birth of the child. Each family will work together to construct a board that reflects their family’s cultural traditions. Skills learned include basic construction of wood board, sewing and beadwork/material appliqué.
UMBILICAL CORD BAGS
– These bags hold the shed umbilical cords of the baby as a traditional reminder of the child’s connection to the parents. These bags were made after the birth and reflect the gender of the child. Families will work together to create bags that reflect style, design and color of family and tribal identification. Skills learned are tanned hide work; sewing; beadwork or painting with natural pigments.
– Newborn, infant or toddler moccasins not only provide warmth and protection, but also develop an early tribal and family identification through style, design and materials used. Traditional skills learned include stretching and cutting tanned hides, sewing with sinew and beadwork or pigment painting.
It's always time to start working the dirt.
Come join us on a Saturday morning at the Southwest Museum and learn more about sustainable and healthy living for your children.
Community Garden at the Southwest Museum
Community Garden Hours
When: Saturday Mornings
(10 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Where: The Southwest Museum
234 Museum Drive,
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Call SCIC to confirm workshops.
What to bring: Proper outdoor attire and bottled water.
Child Protection Hotline
To report child abuse in Los
Angeles County, California, contact the Child Protection Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week