Black Swamp InterTribal Foundation

Each and every ancestor, who came before us, makes us who we are today. Preserving history and traditions teaches us who they were.

-Carla Rossetti-

A Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) Native American Organization...

to promote the development of and provide for the perpetuation of the Black Swamp InterTribal Foundation as public benefit corporation as defined by the laws of the United States and the State of Ohio - An organization Dedicated to Native America and Native Americans.

The Black Swamp InterTribal Foundation is a Native American Educational and Service Organization that believes in Native American Self-Determination. BSIF was formed with the commitment to Native America and helping people (Native and Non-Native).

OBJECTIVES:

To raise the consciousness of the Native American and Non- Native American population of Northwest Ohio, Ohio, the Mid-West, The United States and beyond to a fuller awareness of Native American Past, Present and Future.

To provide Education and Historical programs with the specific focus of promoting Native American Culture (specifically the Woodland Indian Culture of both the North East Woodlands and the South East Woodlands) within the North West Ohio area and beyond via events; i.e., Child & Adult Activities, Conferences, Food & Clothing Banks, Gatherings, Institutes, Living History, Native American Ceremonies (secular and religious), Powwows, Research Ventures, Seminars, Speakers, Workshops, and other activities including linking these and other programs and or organizations interested in, and responding to, Native American Issues through education and information sharing. Note: Some religious ceremonies may be Closed due to Culturally Religious and Ceremonial issues and may be Open to Native Americans only

INFORMATION:

BSIF is both a State & Federal Non-Profit Organization with full 501 (c) (3) status. Membership fees and contributions are tax deductible and will assist in financing the Foundationís many programs and functions.

The officers of the organization shall be individuals elected (and or appointed by Native American Means) and qualified in conformity with the provisions of the regulations and that of the Woodland Native American Culture.

BSIF Meetings are held monthly at the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve (Wood County Park District) in Perrysburg, Ohio. Each meeting is held at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the Media and the General Public.

Organizational name is a dedication to Native America and the Environment hindering back to The Great Black Swamp, which once covered Northwest Ohio and was greatly respected by Native Americans.