News & Announcements
03/22/04 - CCI Long Distance pulls offensive ad. We
would like to thank CCI Long Distance for hearing our concerns and wasting
no time in pulling the ad that prompted our boycott. CCI Long Distance
explained in its correspondence to the Tuscarora Center that the ad had been
thought to be "innocent." According to CCI, the concept behind the ad was, "the
way it was," and was "not
in any way meant to exploit anyone or anything," however the
ad was immediately pulled while senior management investigated our concerns,
ultimately deciding to pull the ad altogether.
03/12/04 - A boycott of CCI Long Distance is
underway-- and encouraged-- for all American Indian people and those who
support respectful treatment of Native Americans. CCI Long Distance is
running a tasteless television spot that is derogatory to American Indians.
It features a stereotypical "cartoon" Indian with a "mohawk"
hair style shooting a bow and arrow with notes attached to the arrows
advertising low long distance rates.
03/10/04 - We are pleased to announce the first annual
Great Salt Water
Veterans' Honor & American Indian Heritage Powwow is planned for
Nov 5-7, 2004 at the Onslow County Fairgrounds in
Jacksonville, NC. We're especially proud to announce that
Black Lodge will be the
Northern Host Drum,
Cedartree will be the Southern Host Drum.
For more information, please see the
01/03/04 - The North Carolina Department of Public
Instruction has created a comprehensive course that serves as an American
Indian Studies elective for high school students. UNFORTUNATELY, not one
county high school in Coastal North Carolina has chosen to offer the elective.