Native American Cultural Center, Inc

229 Empire Boulevard

Rochester, New York 14609

Phone - 585.442.1100

Fax - 585.442.1128

Office Hours: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Native American

Cultural Center, Inc.


From The Executive Director
~Ronald Garrow

 

Yoga and meditation: Starting in February NACC will be having a beginners Yoga and Meditation Class.

College-age club: Multiple colleges in the area will be forming a Native American Club and meeting at the NACC for practicing Culture and Social events. They are planning trips to places such as Carlisle Indian school, NAIM in Washington DC and New York City.

Iroquois History and Culture nights: Topics will include the creation story, The Peacemakers journey, and Ohenton Kariwhetekwen as well as Iroquois storytelling

Language Lab: Some Languages to be added to the Language Lab include the Navajo and Seneca Language

Youth Lacrosse Program: A NACC sponsored Lacrosse team with traditional Teachings. Coached in the Native Language

Film studies Class: A Filmmaking class for High school students. Students will write produce, edit and act in their own films or documentaries. Possible High School credit

Native American Business Directory: A listing of Native-owned Businesses is being formed so that the Native American Community can support each other.

Traditional Dinner: A dinner Serving Traditional food such as Corn Bread, Corn Soup, and Venison Stew. This will be combined with a history lesson and explanation of each meal

Mohawk Language: A Course accepted by New York States Regents as a second Language elective 

Senior Trip to Seneca Niagara Casino: In January we held a senior trip luncheon and provided $25 in free slot play and free lunch

Language Lab: We now have a Language Lab with online learning. Free Mohawk Language classes 2 days a week and a monthly language weekend

NACC Annual Meeting: Our Annual Meeting was held in May this Year. It was well attended by the community and local Native Vendors. The event was catered by Corey Tessier. We also took this opportunity to Honor our WIOA students.

Wampum Making: NACC hosted a wampum making class hosted by Richard Hamill. It was a fun event that was enjoyed by those in attendance

Fry Bread Social: NACC has begun hosting a monthly Social event. We serve Indian tacos and traditional soups. With craft projects for children. October was pumpkin carving, November was a Turkey craft project and December we did Christmas cookies. The events are free, and everyone is welcome.

Hurricane Disaster Relief: NACC Hosted a relief drive to help The Alabama- Coushatta Tribe of Texas. This tribe located outside of Houston was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. We donated Non-Perishable food items, Bottled water, Personal Hygiene items, Baby diapers, Dog Food and sent a Monetary Donation to help with the rebuilding process

Drumming Circle: NACC now hosts a Drumming Circle. All nations are welcome

WIOA Services: We continue to service Native Americans in the area of Education and Workforce Development. We have increased the number of students served and we continue to add new students

Student Study Skills:A workshop was held in an effort increase the graduation rates among Native Americans. Topics included Note taking, Test Preparation, Study Habits, Time Management, Organizational Skills and dealing with Test Anxiety.

Vehicle Donations: The Native American Cultural Center has partnered with Vehicles for Charity as a part of a Vehicle Donation Program. Individuals can donate an old vehicle to The Native American Cultural Center, it is easy, convenient, and tax deductible

Chicken BBQ Fundraiser: As a part of Community outreach and to raise money to expand services We hosted a Chicken BBQ


Our Accomplishments of 2017

As we begin 2018 I would like to share some of our accomplishments of 2017. In addition to the work, we’ve done with WIOA and our Native Students we have had many events and opportunities to engage with our community. I’m pleased to share some of the past year's highlights.

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