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 the Native American narrative with primary emphasis on understanding Black Indian History. The foundation's focus is on Black Indian history because it is not well known and is being lost. With an eye on the future, the Foundation's central goal is to keep Native American history and culture alive through education, promotion and community outreach for present and future generations. We are dedicated to sharing our knowledge through literature, film, music and spoken word. In doing so, we will honor our ancestors.
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. CBIHP members, with the help and guidance of Cherokee historian Karen Coody Cooper, have edited a book about Black Cherokee history (Oklahoma Black Cherokees) The book was published on August 28, 2017. The foundation is currently working on a documentary about Black Indians. We are also working with the current owners of the original 1877 site of Antioch Baptist Church in Tahlequah, OK to preserve the building. Future CBIHP projects include building a community center in Tahlequah, establishing a City of Tahlequah Museum and hosting symposiums to educate about Native American history and culture.
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 everyone. 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, publications, film, music, a museum, archives, exhibits and people all across the world, the Cherokees for Black Indian History Foundation will tell the story of Black Indians to people of all ages. Your donations will make all this possible. Your help is needed to preserve the Native American Narrative. PLEASE DONATE!