But somewhere along the line, the Black community seemed to have turned their backs on native people, with thousands of American Indians freezing, starving, and dying (including small children and the elderly) on poor reservations across the U.S. This is where the BICONA Foundation comes in.
Our mission is to honor and assist those who shared a similar struggle and were there for the Black community in a time of need.
The Black community has always been a strong community of determined individuals who have always managed to thrive, even in the face of adversity.
Since slavery and the Jim Crow era, the Black community has become quite successful. However, the foundation of Black success was not earned without the aid of the American Indian, who help the Black community, with such things as: harboring runaway slaves and allowing parts of the Underground Railroad to pass through Indian territory.
Our mission is to assist American Indians, living under horrid conditions on many reservations, by helping to supply food, shelter, clothing, energy and an all around better way of life.
Above all, we offer hope, because hope can be the difference between life and death.
Outside support can give people something to hope for, thereby, giving them a chance to succeed in life and a reason to live.
Thunderwolf, being of Black and native lineage, organized
The BICONA Foundation to honor and support the many native nations who went before him and fought to survive.
In early America, when African were shipped to the “New
World” and sold into slavery, many escaped into the
wilderness and united with various indigenous nations,
where they became a part of a society of people who would not only prove to be a great asset to them, but eventually, them, to the native people.
Native people are a part of Black history and a part of the reason why the Black race is where they are today.
BICONA is the acronym for “Black Indian Confederacy of North America. The foundation was founded by Thunderwolf (founder/CEO), as a support system for American Indians living on deprived Indian reservations throughout the nation.
Bringing Hope And Change
To Native Reservations