Ah Mut Pipa Foundation

Bard, CA   |  http://www.ahmutpipa.org/

Mission

The mission of the Ah-Mut Pipa
Foundation is to educate the Quechan community, the Tribes of California, and
the general public, in order to increase understanding of Native American
ethnohistory, culture, and art. The Foundation will maintain facilities for
research, publication, instruction, performance art, film and television
production.

Ruling year info

1998

Principal Officer

Preston Arrow-weed

Main address

PO Box 160

Bard, CA 92222

Show more contact info

EIN

33-0761249

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

"Journey From Spirit Mountain"

Journey
From Spirit Mountain is a 35-minute
film documentary that informs the general public about the southern Colorado
Desert's sacred lands and about the importance of desert ecology to
Hokan-speaking peoples.

 

This
is done by telling the stories that come from the Quechan Lightning songs,
which describe the Quechan Creation Story. The story tells about the migration of the Quechan people
from Avikwame, Spirit Mountain, near Laughlin, Nevada, to where they live today
near Pilot Knob, Avikwalal, north of Yuma, Arizona, on the Colorado River.

 

The
Project includes the filming of the interviews with cultural bearers and some
archaeological consultants, the filming of sites, and singing of the Lightning
songs. They discuss the
destruction of cultural sites out in the desert and how the public can help
protect and preserve them. 

 

Journey
from Spirit Mountain results from the
collaboration between the Ah-Mut Pipa Foundation, a non-profit organization
dedicated to raising awareness of Native American ethno history, culture, and
art; Hokan Media Productions, a native-owned film production company; and The Desert
Protective Council, whose mission is to protect the natural and cultural
heritage of our deserts through advocacy, education, and stewardshithreatened archeological sites, and important desert ecosystem of
Southern California, Southwestern Arizona and Baja California.

Population(s) Served

Songs of the Hokan, an one-hour documentary on the different songs
cycles performed by the tribes of the lower Colorado. Songs of the
Hokan shows the complexity and diversity of cycles performed by the
tribes of the lower Colorado region. Songs of the Hokan is a
compilation of video footage taken of different singers and performers
at events and at their own homes.

Population(s) Served

The Ah-Mut Pipa foundation will host a gathering of Hokan singers from southern California and northern Baja
California, Mexico, to facilitate a discussion where musicians share their
perspectives of their music, where it is going, and how to preserve it. Traditionally, singers were carriers
of tribal knowledge. How has that changed will be a topic
for research and writing. The
Foundation will collaborate with Hokan Media Productions to produce a
documentary film showing the various singers of Pipa music as they share their
songs. To coincide   with the film documentary, the
Foundation will produce a CD of the music for public distribution, and publish
a manuscript about this event and the topic of Hokan music. This publication will be in
collaboration with the IVC Desert Museum Society and anthropologist, Rick
Heller.   This project is
important because there are few singers alive who know the songs and speak the
language. Since these songs carry
tribal knowledge, it is imperative that the songs be preserved and important to
support the few singers who are still trying to keep this knowledge in tact.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add geographic service areas to create a map on your profile.

Login and update

Financials

Ah Mut Pipa Foundation
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Ah Mut Pipa Foundation

Board of directors
as of 06/06/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Preston Arrow-weed

Quechan Tribe

Preston Arrow-weed

Quechan Tribe

Brian Golding

Quechan Tribe

Jeanette Peterson-Treadway

Quechan Tribe

Stanley Rodriguez

Sta. Ysabel Band of Kumeyaay Indians