American Sikh Council

American Sikh Council is a representative association of 74 Gurdwaras and Sikh institutions across the US working to promote Sikh interests nationally and internationally focusing on issues of advocacy, education, and well-being of humankind.

The following are some of our major national initiatives, all to educate and inform the public about the Sikh Religion, our identity, our history in the US, the issue of bullying, genocide, etc., by the American Sikh Council (ASC) across the US:

  • Educate the Educators – Since 2016, educated over 140,000 teachers, principals, social studies teachers, history teachers, school counselors, administrators, superintendents, diversity directors, school psychologists, etc. since early 2016 all face to face at our exhibits, across the nation.
  • Bullying Prevention – Since 2016, educated over 6,800 bullying prevention specialists/diversity directors, at public schools, universities, national conferences, radio, TV; and over 5,000 elementary, middle and high school students, through presentations since early 2016. Book used in 37 school districts on the Eastern seaboard. www.bullyingsikhamericanchildren.org
  • Sikh Scouting – Since mid- 2013, educated over 175,000 boy scouts and girl scouts about the Sikhs. Furthermore, ASC is running a national drive to recruit as many Sikh-American children to join Scouting through various types of engagement. www.sikhscouts.net
  • Sustained Sikh Genocide 1984 -1998 – Educated several thousand students, teachers, professors and the public about the 15 year long ethno-religious pogrom by the Indian regime, from schools to universities. This is part of the content of the’ Holocaust and Other Genocides’ http://www.state.nj.us/education/holocaust/resources/ in the statewide school curriculum of New Jersey, being taught since late 2014. www.thirdsikhgenocide.org
  • Book Publishing – Since 2013, ASC has published Sikh centered academic books on a wide range of topics, from bullying to history and from sovereignty to the Ghadar movement in the US. One book is being used at Rutgers University. All 13 books are available on www.amazon.com .
  • Interfaith Engagement – Since its inception in 1998, ASC is engaged with the local community interfaith orgs across the nation wherever there are Sikh-Americans. From the national level interfaith retreats to the Parliament of the World’s Religions (PoWR) and everything in between.
  • Camp Fatehgarh: Annual week-long Sikh Youth Camp for children ages 7 – 17. www.campfatehgarh.org

Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions acknowledges it is situated on the traditional homelands of the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Hoocąk (Winnebago/Ho’Chunk), Jiwere (Otoe), Nutachi (Missouria), and Baxoje (Iowas); Kiash Matchitiwuk (Menominee); Meshkwahkîha (Meskwaki); Asâkîwaki (Sauk); Myaamiaki (Miami), Waayaahtanwaki (Wea), and Peeyankihšiaki (Piankashaw); Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo); Inoka (Illini Confederacy); Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), and Odawak (Odawa).

PoWR recognizes the region we now call Chicago remains home to a diversity of Indigenous peoples today and this land upon which we walk, live, and play continues to be Indigenous land.


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