We were so privileged to get coverage from DCW50 of our 2nd Niger Delta Unity Picnic. So happy to join forces with the Izon-Ebi, Urohobo and Isoko able to help 2 local nonprofits that support the homeless by providing $1000 in gift cards that can help families in need. The DMV community has been so welcoming of us and we feel that it is important to give back! Read more about the coverage of the event on the DCW50 website!
The Ijaw People (also known by the subgroups "Ijo" or "Izon") are a collection of indigenous tribes in the Niger Delta area in Nigeria, inhabiting regions of the states of Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta, Edo, Ondo, and Akwa Ibom. Considered the fourth largest ethnic group in Nigeria, population figures for the Izon tribe ranges from 13 million to 15 million. As preamble, the Izon Ebi Association Incorporated (IEA) is a non-profit organization with a 501(‘c)(3) tax exempt status appr