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Circle of Life Native American Indian Cultural Ctr

by Native American Indian Associaton of Tennessee


This project will build a cultural center to provide services for the 25,000 Native Americans living in Tennessee. (There are no reservations in Tennessee to provide services.) It will also provide education for non-Native Americans about our culture. It will have a museum, library, exhibits and administration offices.

total goal


There are no Native American Reservations in Tennessee to provide job training/counseling, emergency, and social services for the 25,000+ Native Americans in Tennessee. NAIA is currently using a 1950s-era 4-room frame house for office space and a separate office in a nearby town for the job training/counseling staff, neither of which allows room for social, cultural or educational activities.


Building the cultural center will provide space to have all volunteers and staff in one location, as well as meeting rooms, a museum and library and room for exhibits of Native American crafts. This would also allow for tours by groups of school children and others.

Long-Term Impact

This will provide a "home" for Native Americans and help us increase awareness of Native American cultures in Tennessee.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Native American Indian Association of Tennessee

Organization Information

Native American Indian Associaton of Tennessee

Location: Nashville, TN - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Ray Emanuel
CEO/Executive Director
Nashville, TN United States
Donations: $63 raised ($5,000 needed)
Donors: 2 (40 needed)
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