Thursday, July 10, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: 1st Gathering of the National Congress of Black American Indians and All Our Relations set for July 19th in Washington DC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 10, 2014

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1st Gathering of the National Congress of Black American Indians and All Our Relations set for July 19th in Washington DC

WASHINGTON DC - The National Congress of Black American Indians will be holding it's first gathering for people of mixed Native American and African American ancestry and all our relations on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Plymouth Congregational UCC, 5301 N Capitol St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20011, 11am to 5pm.

Speakers and presenters for this event will include several community and spiritual leaders, educators, and artists from various English and Spanish speaking Black Indian communities, including NCBAI founder, JAY GOLA WAYA SUNOYI; NANA KWABENA & IYA MARI BROWN, Priests - Temple of Nyame; CHIEF MARGARITO ASQUENO, Maya, Lenca, Nawat of Mexico, Central & South America; CACIKE ROBERTO MUKARO BORRERO; Mother Romi Encinas, The Yaqui Nation; Rabiah Al Nur Cheyenne/ Blackfoot/ Powhatan/ Cherokee Grandmother, healer, educational consultant, storyteller; Penny Gamble-William – Chapaquiddick Wampanoag; Prof. Morgan James “Mwalim” Peters, Mashpee Wampanoag performing artist, writer, and educator. The program will also include performances by hip-hop artist, Black Indian; spoken-word artist, LILANI MATAKA, and NDN Soul-Funk band, The Groovalottos.

This gathering is a first of it's kind, where as "Black Indians" have been the subject of books, documentaries, and an exhibit launched by The Smithsonian in 2009, this is the first effort to bring the people of this clandestine elements of American history together. 'Black Indian' people and the cultural composites resulting from this phenomenon are part of what has shaped American culture. Noted descendants of African people and the 2000+ native tribes and nations include Crispus Attucks, Frederick Douglass, Charlie Parker, Jesse Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, A Phillip Randolph, Muddy Waters, and James Brown.
Children & Youth are welcomed (Ages 0-13) --- No Fee!

There is a $10 registration fee for the event (Ages 14 & Above). Members of the press should contact one of the two names above for a press pass. For more information, visit the events page of facebook, www.facebook.com/ncbai.

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