Intertribal Friendship House
|Type||Non-profit cultural organization|
|Key people||Sophia Taula-Lieras, Iona Mad Plume, Janet King, Bonney Hartley, Maria Garcia, Vida Castaneda, Mindy Woolbert|
|Area served||San Francisco Bay Area|
|Service(s)||Social services, education, cultural programming|
|Mission||To promote health and wellness in Native community through traditional and contemporary ways. To promote the ability of Native people to thrive in urban environment. To be a forum for cultural activities and keep traditions intact and alive. To serve as a ceremonial house.|
The Intertribal Friendship House (IFH) of Oakland is one of the oldest Indian-focused urban resource and community organizations in the United States. Founded in 1955, IFH was created by local residents, similarly to American Indian Center in Chicago. Beginning in 1952, the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) supported a plan to relocate American Indians to urban areas, further encouraged by the Indian Relocation Act of 1956. The IFH has offered educational activities, elder and youth programs, holiday meals, counseling for social services, space for community meetings, conferences, receptions, memorials, and family affairs.
- Native American Health Center
- American Indian Child Resource Center
- United Indian Nations
- Indigenous Nations Child and Family Agency
- San Francisco Indian Center
- Friendship House Association of American Indians
- California Indian Legal Services
- American Indian Film Institute
- American Indian AIDS Institute of San Francisco
- Park, Alex (October 22, 2011). "Oakland’s Intertribal Friendship House will celebrate 56 years of supporting Native American community". Oakland North. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- Lobo, Susan (2002). Urban Voices: The Bay Area Indian Community. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press. ISBN 0-8165-1316-3.