Arvol Looking Horse is the 19th generation keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundleand holds the responsibility of spiritual leader among the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota People. He holds an honorary Doctorate from the University of South Dakota, and travels and speaks extensively on peace, environmental and native rights issues. He has been the recipient of several awards, including the Wolf Award of Canada for his dedicated work for peace. A skilled horseman, he shares his knowledge with the youth on the long distance rides that take place in South Dakota throughout the year.
Gracious Host for: The Miami Valley Council for Native Americans annual "Keeping The Tradition" Pow Wow!
Long before the arrival of Europeans, the Miami Valley was home to native peoples. Archaeological excavations at a site near the Great Miami River uncovered evidence of an 800-year-old village built by the Fort Ancient Indians. SunWatch Indian Village, a National Historic Landmark, is a reconstruction of that settlement of long ago.
SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park is now a drop-off site for The Miami Valley Council for Native Americans Annual Clothing and School Supplies Drive. Donations support the people at Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Reservations in South Dakota. To learn more visit www.tmvcna.org/5cloths.htm.
James (Jim) Oberle
Having drawn since childhood , Jim is a self taught artist . His art reflects his Cherokee ancestry and his interest in the history of ‘Turtle Island,’ or America as it was named by the Europeans .
Oberle portraits of American Indians both from the past to present contain a reverence of the spirit which extends from the beginning of people on this continent to the present day. His art shows just how they enrich our lives , through their Wisdom, Traditions and Achievements. Jim’s art expresses many of these by including nature and environmental values into many of his pieces. The faces displayed in Jims art captures the strength and enduring character of Native Peoples.
His art is housed in many fine galleries and private collections throughout the United States.
Jim is also a long time Board of Trustees member of The Miami Valley Council For Native Americans.
25 years of enriching the Native American Indian
Your efforts will provide needed food, materials, and goods to those who otherwise would not have.
Ohio has a Native American population of over 25,000, your efforts will help us continue to function, and provide services that are need to the urban Native American and rebuild a proud culture.
webpage is the official site of Speak Out for the Buffalo!
Formerly known as Buffalo Nations, it is the only group working in the
field daily to stop indiscriminate slaughter of Yellowstone Buffalo.
'Join, or support us, on the Front Lines. Buffalo Field Campaign
volunteers defend the buffalo on their traditional winter habitat and we
advocate their protection. Our daily patrols stand with the herd
and document every move made against the buffalo. We have immediate
openings for field volunteers. All volunteers are provided with room
and board in our rustic cabin on Hebgen Lake, near West Yellowstone, MT.
If you can't visit in person, your tax-deductible contribution will make
our patrols possible. Please contact us for additional information
or with any questions.' Buffalo Field Campaign, PO Box 957, West
Yellowstone, MT, 59758. Phone: 406-646-0070. Fax:
406-646-0071. Email: email@example.com
webpage is the official site of The Ohio Center for Native American Affairs
located in Groveport, OH. The OCNAA was established to insure that
Native American perspectives and beliefs are forcefully represented in
discussions with OH, directed toward bringing the state into compliance
with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990.
A non-profit organization, the OCNAA is involved in educational, cultural,
and informational activities intended to enhance and strengthen traditional
American Indian cultures in OH and to inform all state citizens regarding
issues of concern to the Native American community.
webpage is the official site of the American Indian Movement (AIM) Support
Group of Ohio and Northern Kentucky. As a multicultural organization they are dedicated to the protection of Native American culture
and heritage. Education and raising awareness in a peaceful
and respectful manner is the foundation to removing barriers of ignorance,
apathy and hatred. "We remember and honor those who walked before
us. We recognize our responsibility for the children who follow us,
to leave a world in which the gifts of life and creation are valued, and
all people given their full measure of dignity. We are committed
to the principles of sobriety, non-violence and personal responsibility."
Douglas is a member of the Miami Valley Council for Native Americans and is a Two Time Native American Music Award Winner. 2003 Nammy winner for "Flutist of the Year" for the CD Ride The Lightning and 2002 Nammy winner for "Best Independent Recording of the Year" for the CD Arrival!
webpage is the official site of the North American Indian Children's Organization
- a National Heritage Foundation. They assist children by advancing
their knowledge of the Native American culture and heritage; teaching ecology
in order to effect the healing of Mother Earth; provide food, clothing
and medical supplies. The NAICO is a 501 (c) (3) public charitable
The Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio (NAICCO) homepage. We are a well-recognized, established, and caring organization that has served central Ohio since 1975. NAICCO was founded in 1975 by Selma Walker, a Dakota from the Yankton Reservation in South Dakota. For 18 years, Selma served as the Executive Director of the Center. Selma's dedication and service prepared the way for a new generation of leadership. In 1993, the Center's Board of Trustees elected her daughter, Carol Welsh, as Executive Director of the Center.
The art of Ga-Li is the duet’s aibility to reach to their ancestors for stories and songs and bring them forward making them relevant for our modern
multicultural communities. People of every age can share the joy of these special performances.
The focal point of White Bison is the Wellbriety Movement.
The vision of White Bison is to bring 100 Indian Communities into sobriety and wellness by the year 2010. In order to accomplish this the Wellbriety Movement was conceived over 10 years ago. The Wellbriety Movement is an effort to bring the message of sobriety and physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness to Native communities. This message also encourages people to recover their ancient traditions, teachings and ceremonies.
Dayton Ohio Area Contact - Ron Bryant "FIRESTARTER" email Ron! Phone: (937) 279-0828