CHEROKEES for BLACK INDIAN HISTORY PRESERVATION FOUNDATION
We are so proud to announce CBIHP was awarded the Cherokee Nation non-profit organization of the year award for 2017.
CBIHP (Cherokees for Black Indian History Preservation Foundation) is a Cherokee history and culture organization located in Tahlequah Oklahoma, the capitol of the Cherokee Nation. CBIHP seeks to preserve all Cherokee history and culture. The foundation's focus is on Black Cherokee history because it is not well known and is being lost. With an eye on the future, the Foundation's central goal is to generate public support to save the rich cultural heritage, historic artifacts and historical sites of Black Cherokees. So everyone can be educated about this part of Cherokee History.
Currently the CBIHP Foundation is working on several projects. The foundation hosts the Green Country Roots Festival (GCR Festival). GCR Festival is an annual community outreach event that is free to attend. The members with the help of Cherokee historian Karen Coody Cooper have edited a book about Black Cherokee history (Oklahoma Black Cherokees) The book is scheduled to be published in August 2017. We are also working on building a community center in the near future. The foundation is recording a documentary about Black Indians. Another CBIHP project involves establishing a City of Tahlequah Museum. We are also working with the current owners of the original 1877 site of Antioch Baptist Church in Tahlequah, OK to preserve the building.
Our approach is both creative and personal -- offering donors the opportunity to connect with and support unique projects of special interest to them and historical importance to Cherokees. The Cherokees for Black Indian History Preservation Foundation gives supporters the chance to truly make a difference and in the process, become a part of history.
Through programs, a museum, archives, publications, web tools, exhibits and people all across our nation, the Cherokees for Black Indian History Foundation will tell the story of Black Cherokees to people of all ages. Your donations will make all this possible. Your help is needed to save history. PLEASE DONATE!