Guilford Native American Art Gallery Greensboro Cultural Center
at Festival Park

200 North Davie Street - Box 6
Greensboro, NC 27401

Gallery and Gift Shop Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Guilford Native American Association: A Brief History...
In the early 1970's, the Indian people of Guilford County, North Carolina were known as "the invisible community" and had very little opportunity to improve their social, economic, educational, and cultural status.

As late as May 1975, only one student from a total Indian population of 1,000 graduated from the county's three public school systems. Armed with an abundance of determination, commitment, understanding, and the moral support of each other, a small group of Indian parents gave birth to the Guilford Native American Association (GNAA). With the support of a few members of local Lutheran churches, this group of parents incorporated GNAA as a nonprofit agency in September of 1975.

In these early years, GNAA was supported by Indian and non-Indian community volunteers; the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs; Guilford County; local, state, and national Lutheran organizations; and in 1977, the first major funds came from the Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

From that humble beginning, GNAA has continued to expand its programs, services, and activities to serve the growing Indian population of Guilford and surrounding counties. From a single focus program of education and advocacy, the various programs and resources detailed in this web page have emerged. The month of September in 2005 marks GNAA's thirty years of continuous service to the community.

This multipurpose urban Indian center is governed by a ten (10) member Board of Directors elected by the Indian community at their annual meeting and serves more than 5,000 Indian people in Guilford and surrounding counties. The agency's primary goals are to assist Indian people in achieving social and economic self-sufficiency.

Areas of Focus
Economic Development:
GNA Gallery/Gift Shop
WIA (Workforce Investment Act) Work Experience
Web Site/E-Commerce including
Pocosin American Indian Store Online

Pocosin Native Embroidery...Native-Themed Embroidered Apparel and Contract Embroidery Pocosin Native Embroidery...
Native-Themed Embroidered Apparel and Contract Embroidery

Social Development:
Social Service Information Referral
Senior Citizen
WIA (Workforce Investment Act) Classroom Training
Community Services
Emergency Services

Health Issues of Native Americans

American Indian Culture and Dance Classes...Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm @ GNAA Office  American Indian Culture and Dance Classes

Cultural Enrichment:
Annual Pow Wow
Fine Art Gallery
Annual Cultural Festival - City Arts

American Indian Culture and Dance Classes...Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm @ GNAA Office

American Indian Culture and Dance Classes...
(2-14-06 Update of Culture and Dance Information Below in Red)

Culture classes offered by Guilford Native American Association,
Greensboro, NC -

Guilford Native American Association is now offering American Indian culture classes for all ages in the Guilford, Forsyth, Randolph and other surrounding counties. Participants will learn Pow-Wow Dances, Pow-Wow Etiquette, History of NC Tribes, Storytelling, etc.

Beginning April 4, the first Tuesday of the month will be Craft Classes were participants will learn how to make moccasins, native beadwork, regalia making, etc.

Classes will be held at the Guilford Native American Association at 1100 Revolution Mill Drive, Suite 1050-D ~ Studio #6 Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 8 p.m.

For information, call Nora Dial-Stanley at 336-992-2679 or Sallie Jacobs Dimalanta at 336-273-8686.

Guilford Native American Association holds traditional Indian, culture and dance classes on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the GNAA Office at 1100 Revolution Drive in Greensboro. Classes are open to all ages, and children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or other adult. Subjects to be taught are: North Carolina Indian history, pow wow singing and dancing, beading, flute playing, etc..

Elders are encouraged to attend to help mold and guide our youth.

For more information, contact Nora Dial-Stanley email: or
Wanda Attmore email: at 336-273-8686, Ext. 203.

Major Funding Sources
Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

WIA (Workforce Investment Act)...Work Experience, U.S. Department of Labor

Guilford County Commissioners

City of Greensboro

United Way of Greater Greensboro

National Endowment For The Arts

North Carolina Arts Council

United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro
Using the old proverb
"If you give a man a fish, he will eat today; if you teach a man to fish, he will eat everyday."

- the board, staff, volunteers, and other supporters are committed to true self-sufficiency and self-determination.

An Indian organization committed to addressing the needs of our people
and meeting them from a wholistic approach.
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A United Way Agency An urban Indian center promoting social and economic self-sufficiency for Indian people.