Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Oakland: Intertribal Friendship House Calendar, Feb. 2009

February 2009
Tuesday, Feb. 3rd Beading Class 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Wednesday, Feb. 4th Community Forum "Justice For Andrew Moppin" TIME: 6:30 PM

On Wednesday February 4, 2009, Intertribal Friendship House will host a community forum in response to the continued police brutality as made light in the recent shooting of Oscar Grant III. One year earlier, another fatal police shooting took place on New Years Eve. On December 31st at 7:33 PM, officers of the Oakland Police Department fatally shot Andrew Moppin in the back. Andrew Moppin (Comanche/Klamath), a young unarmed 20-year-old man, had a $411 warrant out for his arrest for evading BART fare. Six months after Officer Hector Jimenez shot and killed Andrew Moppin, Jody "Mack" Woodfox III, 27, was also fatally shot in the back by the same officer of the Oakland Police Department. He was also found to be unarmed. The fatal shootings of Andrew Moppin, Jody "Mack" Woodfox III and Oscar Grant III are not isolated incidents and a reality in our communities of continued police brutality. Speakers will share a list of demands including:
1) Officer Hector Jimenez be taken off paid administrative leave for shooting of two unarmed men of color and held accountable
2) The resignation of District Attorney DA Tom Orloff.
3) That the U.S. Justice Department investigates the incident as a violation of civil rights;
4) Family Members and Friends of the Moppin and Woodfox families and all those that have been affected by police brutality have access to Healing Justice resources that are culturally sensitive to their needs.
5) Accountability on why it took one year to release the police report detailing the incident of the shooting of Andrew Moppin.
Dinner and banner making supplies will be provided.

Thursday, Feb. 5th All Nations drumming & Medicine Warriors dance class 7:00 pm to 9 pm

Saturday, Feb. 7th "All Nations Parent Circle" 12 noon to 2:00 pm

Saturday, Feb. 7th Permaculture Group 10 am to 1:00 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 10th Beading Class 6:30 pm to 9 pm

Thursday, Feb. 12th All Nations drumming & Medicine Warriors dance class 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Friday, Feb. 13th Alcatraz Occupation 40th Anniversary Planning Meeting 1 pm

Saturday, Feb. 14th "All Nations Parent Circle" 12 noon to 2:00 pm

Saturday, Feb 14th Traditional Foods Workshop 9 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday, Feb. 15th Traditional Nutrition Workshop 9 am to 3:00 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 17th Beading Class 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Thursday, Feb. 19th All Nations drumming & Medicine Warriors dance class 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Thursday, Feb. 19th IFH Board Meeting, 6:30 pm

Saturday, Feb. 21st "All Nations Parent Circle" 12 noon to 2:00 pm

Saturday, Feb. 21st Permaculture Group 10 am to 2:00 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 24th Beading Class 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Thursday, Feb. 26th All Nations Drumming & Medicine Warriors dance class 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Thursday, Feb. 26th No 2010 Olympics Planning/Orientation Meeting 6:30 PM

Friday, Feb. 27th "Liberation Day" AIM West & IFH fundraiser 4:00 pm to 12 midnight

Saturday, Feb. 28th "All Nations Parent Circle" 12 noon to 2:00 pm

Saturday, Feb. 28th Permaculture Group 10 am to 1:00 pm

Intertribal Friendship House is hiring! See posting below.

Job Announcement

Administrative Manager Temporary, Part-time

20-25 hours per week $2000/per month

Intertribal Friendship seeks a part-time temporary Administrative Manager to assist Interim Executive Director in administrative, facilities, reporting, grant writing and supporting the House Manager. Hours are flexible and must be available to work occasional evenings.

Intertribal Friendship House (IFH) located in Oakland, CA was established in 1955 as one of the first urban American Indian community centers in the nation. It was founded by the American Friends Service Committee to serve the needs of American Indian people relocated from reservations to the San Francisco Bay Area.

For urban Native people IFH has served as the Urban Reservation and Homeland. In many cases it is one of the few places that keeps them connected to their culture and traditions through pow wow dance, drumming, beading classes, and the many social gatherings, cultural events, and ceremonies that are held there. Intertribal Friendship House is more than an organization. It is the heart of a vibrant tribal community.


· Oversee the completion of all contract reporting

· Compile required monthly reporting

· Complete contract and service proposals

· Maintain and update records & documents requests

· Compile agency newsletter

· Support the House Manager as needed

· Responsible for facilities rental & compliance forms

· Work along side Board Chair and Executive Director to Compile agency newsletter

· Coordinate facilities repairs and maintenance

· Participate in the Fund Development committee

· Maintain and update policies and procedures

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.


· BA degree required

· Experience working with Native American population

· Computer skills

· Experience with grant writing

· Strong computer skills with extensive experience working with Microsoft Office Suite

· Demonstrated skills in prioritizing tasks.

· Valid Driver's License, Car Insurance and good driving record.


· Motivation and desire to work in a cultural and community based organization.

· Professional attitude and demeanor

· Strong communication skills and ability to follow tasks through to completion, multitask

· Experience working with and among people of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds

· Maturity, honesty, dependability

· Ability to remain calm in stressful situations

· Ability to maintain confidentiality

· Ability to work independently and be detailed oriented

Please submit a writing sample and a resume to:

Intertribal Friendship House
523 International Blvd
Oakland, CA 94606

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