PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS // PROYECTOS Y PROGRAMAS
Program and projects include human rights; racial justice; environmental health; sustainable development; and food sovereignty
Proyectos y programas incluyen derechos humanos; justicia racial; salud ambiental; desarrollo sostenible; y soberanía alimentaria.
PETITIONS AND CAMPAIGNS // PETICIONES Y CAMPAÑAS
The UCTP needs your help with relief efforts to assist persons in need following a series of powerful earthquakes and aftershocks and the COVID-19 pandemic. // La UCTP necesita su ayuda con los esfuerzos de ayuda para ayudar a las personas necesitadas después de una serie de terremotos y la pandemia COVID-19.
The Eagle Clan Arawaks are producing a historic educational documentary film 100% in the ancient Lokono Arawak language. // Los Arawaks del Clan del Águila están produciendo una película documental educativa histórica 100% en el antiguo idioma Lokono Arawak.
In response to injuries suffered by Taíno community leader Tai Pelli, the UCTP is fundraising to assist her with basic essentials while she is recuperating in Mexico and when she returns to the U.S.
This campaign closed on March 18, 2019 having achieved the online fundraising goal of $2,000.
Thousands of people in Puerto Rico are still without power and greatly concerned as the 2018 hurricane season is underway. The UCTP's relief efforts will include procurement and distribution of requested resources as well as emergency cash disbursements for families and our volunteers on the ground. This campaign closed having achieved the online fundraising goal of $3000.
We; the undersigned, do hereby support the Ramapough Lenape Nation's request to rename the First Avenue extension from East 125th Street to the 127th Street Viaduct entrance to the Waterfront “Lenape Pathway”, and we further call for the development of an Indigenous Cultural Center Waterfront Park dedicated to the Lenape along the East Harlem River from East 125th to 131th Street in CB11, Manhattan. Currently, there is no substantial monument to the Lenape in NYC. These acts offer a unique historic and educational opportunity to celebrate NY’s racial and cultural diversity while paying homage to the first Americans.
RECOGNIZE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY NYC 2017
The second Monday of October is celebrated as Columbus Day by many people, but this holiday is rooted in inaccuracy and celebrates a tragic history of genocide and violence against the Indigenous Peoples of this country and all of the Americas. As such, Recognize Indigenous Peoples Day NYC requests that New York City officially declare the second Monday of October to be Indigenous Peoples Day in order to recognize the sacrifices and contributions of the first peoples of this land.
SAY NO TO COLUMBUS STATUE IN PUERTO RICO // DILE NO A LA ESTATUA DE COLÓN EN PUERTO RICO
Businessman Jose Gonzalez Freire and the town of Arecibo in Puerto Rico are planning to erect a 295 ft statue of Christopher Columbus by 2015. For Indigenous Peoples throughout the Americas, Columbus is a symbol of Genocide, not a hero to be celebrated. We call on Jose Gonzalez Freire, Arecibo Mayor Carlos Molina, and Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla to abandon this project. // El empresario José González Freire y el municipio de Arecibo en PuertoRico, planifican erigir para el 2015, una estatua de Cristóbal Colón de 295 pies. Para los Pueblos Indígenas de Las Américas, Colón es un símbolo de Genocidio, no un héroe que ha de celebrarse. Hacemos un llamado a José González Freire, Carlos Molina (Alcalde de Arecibo), y al Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla para que abandonen este proyecto.