Guilford Native American Association

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The Guilford Native American Association is a Native American community association in Guilford County, North Carolina. It is a North Carolina State-recognized American Indian Organization,[1][2] and is a United Way referral agency.

Started in September 1975 by local parents as a non-profit education advocacy group, the association has grown to include child care, employment, and age-based community programs. It is the oldest American Indian urban association in North Carolina and one of the oldest organizations of its kind in the United States.[3][4]

Its stated main goal is to "assist Indian people in achieving social and economic self-sufficiency".[5] It serves over 5,000 Native Americans in Guilford and the surrounding counties.[5] One of its major events since 1976 is an annual pow-wow and cultural festival.[6][dead link] The association also operates the Guilford Native American Art Gallery in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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  1. "American Indians in North Carolina". Children's Services Practice Notes 11 (2). 2006. http://ssw.unc.edu/fcrp/cspn/vol11_no2/aiinnc.htm. Retrieved 2007-05-25. 
  2. Paredes, J. Anthony (1992). Indians of the southeastern United States in the late 20th century. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. p. 53. ISBN 0-8173-0534-3. 
  3. Linton B, Stewart LS (2003-08-13). "Section 1: Background" (PDF). Economic Development Assessment for the Guilford Native American Association. Office of Economic Development, University of North Carolina. Retrieved 2007-05-25. 
  4. "North Carolina American Indian History Time Line". North Carolina Museum of History. Retrieved 2007-05-25. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "A Brief History". Guilford Native American Association. Archived from the original on 2009-01-10. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  6. "Guilford Native American Association". Travel Tools, VisitNC.com. North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development. Retrieved 2007-05-25. 

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