Redbird is a Native American and environmental non profit. Our need is simple, and urgent. We need to replace the transmission in 1990 Suburban, which was donated to us last year. Below you can read about who are and what we do; if you're interested in Native American culture and environmental education and restoration, but cannot contribute financially, please look below for other ways to get invoved.
Promoting the awareness and celebration of indigenous cultures and people and creating a sustainable future
Redbird is a charitable and educational non profit association which received its status as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1994. We have five program areas which focus on Native American cultural preservation and multi-cultural immersion, and environmental education and action. We host two annual events, are engaged in two ongoing environmental projects, and are in the process of restoring the Chilao School property for use as an educational facility. We serve Native American, multi-ethnic and non native people including but not limited to low income and challenged families.
Children of Many Colors Powwow
Annual three day event, held the third weekend of July at Moorpark College in Moorpark, California, the Children of Many Colors Powwow is our signature event, bringing together the urban Native American community of southern California with visitors from all walks of life in a friendly environment where cultural preservation and multi-cultural learning and understanding take place.
Blanket, Toy and School Supplies Drive
Held annually the first Saturday in December in Simi Valley. This one day mini-powwow generates donations which are shared with reservations in some of the most impoverished areas of the United States, as well as local families.
Forest Recovery Project
This effort, in its fourth year, documents the recovery of the Angeles National Forest from the Station Fire and includes educational presentations made throughout California, focusing on the ecology of fire and our role as environmental stewards. The Station Fire was the largest in the history of Los Angeles County. It took lives and property, and 160,577 acres of forest. Understanding fire - its role in the health of natural environments and the responsibility we have as residents of urban/wilderness interfaces, can save lives and contribute to better wilderness management. The Forest Recovery Project connects ordinary people with their extraordinary natural world, and its siter effort, the Pinon Project, helps restore a vital tree species to the Angeles National Forest.
This is an ongoing effort to restore a viable population of piñon trees to the Angeles National Forest in areas where they once thrived.
Located in the heart of the Angeles National Forest, Chilao School is our first land base and a venue which we are making available to groups in the greater southern California region who address the underserved, at risk, developmentally and physically challenged, and terminally ill children. We also wish to be of service to the arts and culture community, including the healing arts, the educational community including but not limited to fire ecology, and outdoor recreation programs that include an educational component. The school is an ideal location for a rural library, particularly since internet access is not available to all forest residents.
We are an all volunteer organization. Each of our projects requires the involvement and commitment of volunteers, both native and non native. Join us for our upcoming Open House; for the Children of Many Colors Native American Powwow, our signature event; volunteer to gather pinon seeds, plant seeds and trees, help gather supplies bound for reservations, volunteer at an event, or help us get the materials we need to improve and renovate Chilao School. Everyone has gifts of value to share with the world. We welcome yours.
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