A New Network for the Community Minded

**Foreword: This was a blog submitted by Ed Nitiri, an attendee of the It Takes A Village Nation launch party on April 6th. Thank you, Ed, for attending and for being inspired by what you saw!** I was invited by a colleague to a launch party for It Takes a Village Nation and I must admit, I wasn’t sure what to expect. On paper, the idea sounded legit: a platform designed to help socially conscious individuals, businesses, and organizations connect. An obvious need, especially here in the Bay Area, but would it work in practice? Yes. And yes. The event itself was designed as a microcosm of how the social media platform functions. Well organized, easy to navigate, and most of all, supportive. As I entered The Greenlining Institute, I was greeted by volunteers whose job was to sign me in and ...

10 Steps to Getting Set Up on ITAVN

Welcome to It Takes A Village Nation! We want to make sure that you get yourself set up for success on this platform, which aims to connect like-minded organizations, businesses and individuals around the topics, struggles and movements of social justice! This article will get you ready to interact, collaborate and share resources in the name of love and revolution! Complete your ITAVN Profile so that you can be found by like-minded folks looking to connect! Upload a photo that represents you and/or your reasons for being active on the platform. Upload any “Resources” or “Media” that will demonstrate what you do or how you can be of service to others. Check out the “Recently Active Members” on the Latest Activity page sidebar widget in order to start adding allies t...

History Spotlight

2017 November 23, 2002 - "First Native American Travels to Space" John Herrington, a registered member of the Chickasaw Nation, was the first Native American to travel into space as the mission specialist for STS-113, the 16th mission to the International Space Station. During his mission, Herrington performed three spacewalks that totaled 19 hours and 55 minutes. The length of his mission was 13 days, 18 hours and 47 minutes. Herrington was inducted to the Chickasaw Hall of Fame the same year he went into space. William Pogue, a crewman aboard Skylab 4 in 1973-1974, had Choctaw ancestry, but was not an enrolled member of the Choctaw.

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