MLK Day 2012
MLK Day is January 16, 2012 and this year the NSAIE will be honoring Dr. King’s legacy through several service opportunities. They are:
- The Seniors of Acoma Pueblo will be teaming up with the Native American Community Academy’s Healthy Living Fair on January 16th. The Elders will conduct personal wellness classes with students ages 11-18 years-old and help coordinate a clothing hand out of free winter wear for those in need.
- MLK Day and AmeriCorps presentations along with a discussion on the importance of community service with the Blackfeet Manpower Cultural Coordinator. Following the presentation, students will write letters to military serving in Iraq/Afghanistan.
- The 2nd Annual Basic Needs Drive hosted by California Indian Manpower Consortium will collect donations of hygiene products from December 16th through January 16th (MLK Day) to help prepare CIMC clients in need who are seeking employment.
- Youth recruited from the Menominee Youth Department will assist the First Presbyterian Church in Shawano, Wisconsin, with set up for a play which honors of the legacy of Dorothy Day, a civil rights activist and help serve a community dinner following the play.
- Teaming up with the Department of Human Services Community Service Coordinator and the State Housing Authority near Penobscot Nation, Maine to inform the community how to be green and environmentally friendly in their own homes.
- Pa’a Taotao Tano’ will participate in a re-enactment of the MLK march to heighten community awareness from Chief Kepuha Park to the Guam Superior Court.
- Volunteers in Tohono O’odham, Arizona will conduct a highway cleanup between Highway 86 mile marker 112 and 113 on January 20th.
- In downtown Phoenix, the NSAIE will team up with other volunteers to help create a seasons themed mural at the NOVA Safe Haven. They will also be volunteering at the Annual Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day.
The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community.
Explore MLKDay.gov to learn more about MLK Day and how you can make it “a day on, not a day off.”