We Are Dancing For You
Description of the book project:
With the help of your generous support the We Are Dancing For You book project will donate and distribute this new book to American Indian youth centers, Native rehabilitation programs, Youth and Adult correctional facilities, and Tribal libraries across the state of California. The book project allows anyone to purchase a copy of We Are Dancing For You to be sent to one of these many facilities in California. The We Are Dancing For You book project is sponsored by the Native Women’s Collective.
Why is this project important:
Our book project addresses the need of institutions that are often ignored for new and relevant books about the political position of Native peoples in the state. We are also centering incarcerated Native youth and adults in our project because of how often they are the last to receive any consideration or benefit. The We Are Dancing For You book project extends belonging and care to those who live away from their communities and shares a beautiful story of California Indian resurgence with other Native peoples across the state.
Goal of the project:
Our goal is to send We Are Dancing For You to institutions throughout the state and build a public discourse about the importance of valuing women and girls in our communities and the value of ceremony to our peoples.
If you have questions or would like more information please contact us!
Thank you to our donors!
Loren Michael Mortimer
Jacqueline Shea Murphy
The Brooks-Kamper Family
In Memory of Genevieve Grein
Sandman-Bad River Ojibwe
Donations to the project have resulted in 26 books being sent organizations/programs/centers in California.
Because we are sending these items to rehabilitation, treatment and youth centers we will need to send them through our NWC account. You will be donating the cost of the book plus tax ($33.00) and we will ship it for you! Your donation is tax deductible. If you have a preference for sending the text to certain types of facilities please make note on the donation form. If you would like a receipt for your donation please note on the donation form as well.
Donations from this project have been made to: Trinidad Rancheria Tribal Library, Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center, American Indian Changing Spirits Recovery Program, Pelican Bay State Prison, Centinela State Prison, California Institution for Women, Central California Women's Facility, California City Correctional Facility, San Diego American Indian Youth center, Fresno American Indian Health Program, United American Indian Involvement, American Indian Child Resource Center, Blue Lake Rancheria Library, Elk Valley Rancheria Library, Indian Action Council