American Indian Genocide Museum $150,000 Grant Elevates Indigenous People
By American Indian Genocide Museum
September 8, 2022
HOUSTON -- American Indian Genocide Museum in Houston, Texas received a grant of $150,000 from Houston Endowment. It will be used for operational expenses and for an exhibit tour to educational institutions, community centers, and American Indian Nations. Ann Stern, president and CEO of Houston Endowment said, “We are proud to recognize organizations driving social justice and equity across the arts, culture, history, civic engagement, and education. “
Donald L. Vasicek, American Indian Genocide Museum board member and award-winning author and award-winning filmmaker (“The Sand Creek Massacre”), said, “We are grateful to Houston Endowment for this grant. It will help perpetuate our work in confronting centuries-old racism in America. It will help us challenge the ever-present threat to rid educational institutions of books that educate children about the horrific history of the indigenous people of this land. This action is one of the numerous acts of genocide in America. It must be stopped.”
The purpose of the American Indian Genocide Museum, founded in 2003, is to bring historical truth to light through the means of education using actual documentation of events that have transpired in the near extermination, and in some cases, the total extermination of native tribes and cultures.
It is a memorial to the victims of ethnic cleansing. Racism, discrimination, and injustice are being addressed with the purpose of promoting public awareness that these elements of genocide that existed in the past, continue to exist today.
A further purpose of the museum addresses prejudice that is generated toward native peoples through biased reporting of history. The goal of influencing authors of school textbooks with irrefutable documentation shall be of major importance. A library and microfilm archive are available. The visual use of art, sculpture and film creates a memorable learning experience.
American Indian Genocide Museum
P. O. Box $230452
Houston, Texas 77223