- The Black Native American Association (BNA) is an intertribal group of people with both African and Native-American heritage who organized in the late summerMessage 1 of 1 , Nov 1, 2006View Source
The Black Native American Association (BNA)
is an intertribal group of people with both
African and Native-American heritage who
organized in the late summer of 1992.
Due to the adverse impact of past and
present governmental policies, the Black
Native American Association does not
mimic 'Blood Quantum Police" tactics.
We do not require proof of tribal
enrollment or recognition.
Our membership is comprised of people of all ages
and from many walks of life including students,
teachers, housing developers, trainers, social
workers, journalists, activists, chemists, and more.
Although our association was founded in the Oakland-
San Francisco Bay Area our intertribal membership
includes indigenous peoples from all over the world.
We intentionally honor ALL our ancestors.
Our Association is an integral part of urban and rural
Native American Communities as well as active in
many different activities in the Black Community.
In terms of Native American involvement
we are a member of the Bay Area American
Indian Representatives (BAAIR).
We participate on various committees such
as the Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
in Berkeley , California , which replaces the
exclusive and insulting Columbus Day.
Additionally, we participate and support
the International Indian Treaty Council's
United Nation's activities for Non
Governmental Organizations and the
Bay Area's Intertribal Friendship House.