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- Interested in writing a guest blog post?
We know there is an Indigenous issue you've been wishing more people would hear you on. We can offer you that platform by giving you the chance to write here.
- Four Directions Coalition
Welcome Four Directions Coalition is an Indigenous and Ally led organization formed on Turtle Island. We united to help facilitate a cultural shift in society, to bring awareness, and help the many communities who are facing serious crises today. Many Allies rallied behind the Indigenous community in numbers never before seen after the discovery of 215 children in unmarked graves in Kamloops, British Columbia. While many would like to support Indigenous rights - plenty are left unequipped with the knowledge on the daily battles Indigenous peoples and Indigenous communities face. The Coalition is an ever evolving group that is always welcoming new members; we are open to your contributions, wherever you feel you can best help. Your knowledge, advise, and ideas help shape the future of Four Directions. (Download the Spaces by Wix app ( Android / iOS ) to join Four Directions Forum .) News & Announcements Elisabeth Sep 5 Interested in writing a guest blog post? We know there is an Indigenous issue you've been wishing more people would hear you on. We can offer you that platform by giving you the... 32 views 0 comments 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 2021.09.29 Sorry we were down for a couple of days! Our migration to our new domain did not go quite as smoothly as we hoped. We're finally here: 4DIRECTIONSCOALITION.ORG (Update those bookmarks!) 1) Presenting... Indigenous History ! Nuggets of Native knowledge presented in 39 one minute parts. 2) We are beginning an e-mail subscription list so we can contact those interested with bigger project and site updates. If you think you would like to be included, please fill out the "Join our mailing list" form below. Unsubscribe at any time. Thank you for reading my words! 2021.09.10 We hope you're enjoying the new features of the website! If you're interested in more information on the projects we are working on, we recommend you check out this post at the forum which details our current councils. If you are interested in partnering with our site, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Likewise, if you would like to have any videos you have made relating to current affairs or Indigenous history featured on our site, we would also greatly appreciate that! "We owe the aboriginal peoples a debt that is four centuries old. It is their turn to become full partners in developing an even greater Canada. And the reconciliation required may be less a matter of legal texts than of attitudes of the heart." –Romeo LeBlanc (1927-2009) Join our mailing list! > Thanks for joining! This organization is rapidly expanding organically and evolving into something bigger than originally imagined. What started as a union to produce a one-time live event has become greater than anything we can achieve alone. We invite all with similar values and objectives to the Coalition. Four Directions Coalition will also act as a conduit for other people, professionals, and organizations to gather to produce collaborative new initiatives to solve the various issues facing Indigenous peoples on Turtle Island and worldwide. Weekly Meeting for Prospective Members every Sunday Zoom @ 2pm CDT Every Sunday we welcome anyone interested in joining the Four Directions Coalition to come to our Zoom meeting, so you can get a chance to get to hear about what we're working on and we can get a chance to know you! Zoom Meeting Link CONTACT US Only name and e-mail required. Name Email Phone Address Subject Message Submit Thanks for submitting!
- Projects | Four Directions
Ojibway Horses Ojibwe Horses are Canada's Indigenous breed. Small and resilient, a spirit animal and traditional helper, the last four of these ponies were rescued in 1977 at Lac La Croix, Ontario. Four Directions Coalition aims to help the Ojibwe Horse Society preserve this special, unique horse breed. Local Action Fundraiser Description to come. Water Crisis Our mission is to provide innovative clean water solutions to address the ongoing water crisis on at least 1 First Nation community is what originally brought Four Directions Coalition. The objective is to bring international attention to this crisis, as well as inspire policy change and new collaborative efforts to address this longstanding issue. How To Guide We are putting together a guide to help you be able to organize events to help your local Indigenous communities. Projects The Four Directions Coalition works not only to educate those around the world, but to make a difference in our local communities and across Turtle Island. Here you can read about the projects we are currently working on and even get involved.
- About Us | Four Directions
- Current Councils
The group has chosen the areas we are going to begin working on and have broken into counsils. Each counsil has co-leaders, but needs more members to help fill out the team. If you're interested in any of these topics or have other ideas you want to add, please reply here or come to our weekly Zoom meeting for new members on Sundays 2pm CDT. Education/Ally Academy (Odelle, Star, Bailey) In this counsil, the members work together to create and find educational materials of different types, from those who are auditory learners to those who are reading learners. This material may be helpful to anyone, but it is mainly focused on educating allies. Culture (Hailey, Kawika) This counsil is currently focused on making videos about issues that affect the Indigenous of Turtle Island. It also plans on contacting individual tribes and making a video about each one with information straight from the source. We may know we are a diverse people, but learning some of the specific differences has the potential to help not allies but Natives as well. Communication/Website/Social Media (Bailey, Elisabeth) This is pretty self-explanatory, but you don't have to be able to code. You can make digital graphics, run our social media accounts to hype the site, and more. Water (most of the group) We are still slowly working on Operation Rising Tide (although that may also be renamed), our ambitious project to get clean water to at least one reserve in Canada and one reservation in the US. We would love to help so many more, but this all depends on how much money we can fundraise.
- Current Councils
We would love to have you. Any time you could invest would be appreciated. If you can't commit any time until the fall, but want to keep up with what is going on, you can come to our meetings on Sunday at 2pm CDT and then be up to speed when you are able to dive in in the fall. The Culture Counsil could use some help if that piques your interest at all.
- Communications Consolidation
We're closing down our discord server and encouraging those folks to move over here. So please welcome them, and know that we are working hard on better synchronizing our communications channels! Thanks,