song: Tribal Minds
Performed by: Niño Santo
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I'm sure online community engagement and sustaining your wellness might seem far-fetched. Before this global pandemic, you would have been partially correct. However, what we've created for you within our online spiritual wellness community (and in-person when available) is timely and appropriate. Given the facts, the science, and the looming health crisis that we're all a part of, finding safe alternative modes of remaining social is a genuine objective for many of us. As social animals, we require communication, socialization, connections, and community, just to name a few variables that balance or personal harmony. Today, billions of people struggle (with anxiety, depression, fear, loneliness, hopelessness, etc.) alone, without relationships, family, and the foundations to decompress in these strange times. Our virtual space is meant to uplift others, create open and honest dialogue, present forward-thinking objectives, and sustain the energy directed to the common good. The Good Relative Network is a first-of-its-kind Indigenous-Based Virtual Community available to All People. What you'll get from us is sincere, genuine, and grounded in Tribal perspective: our programming is a bridge between all worlds, communities, and cultures.
Why Indigenous People may be the solution to saving the world.
BRIAN "BB" MELENDEZ
NORTHERN / SOUTHERN PAIUTE - WESTERN SHOSHONE
President & CEO of Tribal minds, inc.
Why You should support Tribal Minds?
Out of the 574 federally-recognized Tribes across Turtle Island, Nevada is home to 27 unique Tribes and Colonies. Tribal Minds aims to support the sovereignty and self-determination of Indigenous Nations. As a result, our state grows more robust regarding Indigenous issues and solutions by doing so. In addition, due to the historical impact of assimilation tactics and disenfranchisement, we are bridging sectors of the BIPOC community that have not always organized together.
Organizationally, we are a diverse Goliath of energy with decades of professional and life experience. We aim to bring kindness, approachability, and professional versatility to the table in all of our operations. We do so without losing our authenticity, legitimacy, or compromising our core values. Our programming is purposeful in creating spaces led by people of color to provide intentional opportunities for progress in Indian Country.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Tribal Minds, Inc. based?
Where do you operate?
Tribal Minds, Inc. originated on the Hungry Valley Indian Reservation, a Tribal Community of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony. Currently, we are based in Las Vegas, Nevada, as Clark County possesses the fastest-growing Indigenous population in the country. We see the need for a physical operation soon and look for investors who also see the value of investing in the Indigenous Peoples of Nevada.
We are a statewide Native Non-Profit that aims to empower Tribal spaces in rural and urban Nevada. Our focus is on remote Indian Reservations that often get overlooked and underfunded. We have strong alliances with most Tribes of Nevada, grassroots organizers, and other in-state leaders that work to bring attention to the Tribal needs of the Great Basin. When we support the strengthening of Tribal sovereignty, we all win. If it's in Nevada, it's our business!
What Organizations or Institutions are you willing to work with?
Who do you provide services to?
Tribal Minds is a fiscally-sponsored organization that is excited to work with anyone who wants to see the advancement of the Indigenous People of Nevada. We aim to collaborate with institutions that energetically align with our mission and purpose. We wish to build relationships that are prosperous and healthy and center the People and the Land. So if you have a program or project in mind, let’s make something happen.
At Tribal Minds, no one will be turned away, but we prioritize those in the greatest need first and foremost. The organization aims to ensure our Tribal communities receive opportunities not often afforded to them. As a result, we accrue higher buy-in rates and fulfill a more inclusive vision by diversifying our programming. We place a strong emphasis on uplifting the BIPOC communities of Nevada and all other marginalized individuals. Because we understand that we are all relations: when we help others, we help ourselves!