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
|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
GNA Gallery/Gift Shop
WIA (Workforce Investment Act) Work
Pocosin American Indian Store Online
Native-Themed Embroidered Apparel and Contract Embroidery
Social Service Information Referral
WIA (Workforce Investment Act) Classroom
of Native Americans
American Indian Culture and Dance Classes
Annual Pow Wow
Fine Art Gallery
Cultural Festival - City Arts
Indian Culture and Dance Classes...
(2-14-06 Update of Culture and Dance Information Below
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:
Wanda Attmore email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.