In the News

Indian Country Today Media Network article 'Profile of a Healthy Urban Rez on becoming a national catalyst for healthy change, in large part from the cultural revitalization efforts at Intertribal Friendship House community center in Oakland.

Cultural Survival Quarterly article "This is Me, I am Coming" on the resiliency of IFH and the return of healthy foods home to the community.

News from Native California "A Feast for the Community" feature of the IFH Harvest Dinner and the beauty and strength      of community-building. 

     Edible East Bay spread "Reclaiming a Native Harvest" highlighting Native foods recovery efforts in rural Alaska and at IFH's own garden.

On Saturday, June 20, Intertribal Friendship House presented a very special multi-generational, creative and healing poetry workshop for the Bay Area Native community led by Frank Waln and Tanaya Winder.
“We began these poetry workshops together one year ago, in order to heal our people and our communities through creative expression,” said Ms. Winder. “My poetry flows from my experiences with students, my own life, and I present it in order to heal our people, bring our communities together, and motivate all of us to recognize and actualize our dreams and strengths,” said Ms. Winder.

This article is about the poetry workshop and performance by Frank Waln and Tanaya Winder here at            Intertribal Friendship House. 

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              " The U.N. of Native American Fellowship "

An article by KALW radio in San Francisco

Intertribal Friendship House is one of the only community centers for Native Americans in the entire Bay Area. It was created in 1955, during the time of the Urban Indian Relocation Act, when the government moved tens of thousands of Native Americans from their rural homes across the country to cities like Salt Lake City, Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

The program was designed to bring Native people out of the poverty of the reservation and give them access to the opportunities of city life. The Intertribal Friendship House has become a home away from home for Native people ever since.

" A floor to ceiling mural decorates the back wall of a large meeting hall. It depicts familiar sites from the Bay Area like Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge alongside images of traditional Ohlone houses and the brick building we are now inside of: The Intertribal Friendship House. Three long tables are set up for at least 80 people to sit and eat. It’s Elder’s Day here and pretty much every one of those seats are taken by a senior. They are talking and joking and playing Bingo while they finish up lunch before the next activity "

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