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Welcome to TNCCNA and The Project

The National Cultural Center of the Native Americans (TNCCNA) is a national tribute recognizing the Native Americans - the Native American Indians, Alaska Natives and the Native Hawaiians - the indigenous and first peoples of the United States of America, preserving the richness of their cultures, traditions and heritage, and restoring them to their rightful place in the “Chronicles of the United States of America.” It is the focal part of The Native American Global Education Center (TNAGEC) Project that uniquely integrates education, training, preservation, ecology, conservation and economic development.

The National Cultural Center of the Native Americans is alive with the sights and sounds of the Native Americans sharing and demonstrating their ancestral dances, music, songs, chants, craftsmanship and more in their indigenous dwellings and village settings. The visiting public will have the opportunity to learn, first hand, from the Native Americans and interact with them freely to ask questions and to participate in their demonstrations and games.

The National Cultural Center of the Native Americans emanates the Native Americans' respect and care for Mother Earth and her surrounding elements. It is an ecological park, representing California, Alaska, Hawaii and five major regions of the U.S.A. - Northwest, Southwest, Plains, Northeast and Southeast. It is a habitat preserve, protecting indigenous plants and animals selected by tribal elders for future generations to inherit. It is conservation, protecting the wetlands, utilizing reclaimed water in its lakes and on its landscape, and solar and wind energy throughout the facility.

Architects' Concept of TNCCNA and TNAGEC Project


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THE PROJECT

The Native American Global Education Center Project with The National Cultural Center of the Native and other educational and training facilities is long overdue. The Federal Government’s statistics reveal the Native Americans of having double the national poverty rate and are the least served minority in the U.S.A. Compounded by the lack of education and job skills, they have been subjected to a cycle of poverty and substandard existence too long.

The Native American Global Education Center Project is also a neutral meeting place for world leaders to convene and is economic development, creating over 25,000 new jobs, plus thousands more of construction jobs, and for every job the Project creates, another 2.75 jobs are created elsewhere. It also creates new revenue sources for the local community, County of Orange, State of California and the Federal Government; as well as, creating new demand to utilize small businesses and their services. In addition, the components of the Project facilitates and accommodates our Training Program, providing on-the-job training, on-hands experience and the means for our student/employees to earn an income.

  1. The National Cultural Center of the Native Americans is self-sustaining through gate proceeds and a tourist destination by virtue of being a one and only of its kind in the United States of America, attracting millions of domestic and foreign visitors and their families. (Projections by California Tourism and Anaheim/Orange County Visitor Bureau and Convention Center.) Collaboration has been established with the County of Orange, California, The Smithsonian's National Museum of the Native Americans, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Polynesian Cultural Center, San Gabriel Mountains Regional Conservancy, Federal and State agencies and others.

  2. The Multi-cultural Arts Village is a repository safeguarding and exhibiting the Native Americans' fine arts, masterful crafts, artifacts, regalia (ceremonial attire) and private collections of the Native Americans.

  3. The University will be opened to all qualified individuals.

  4. The Veterans Village provides rehabilitation, vocational training, life skills and other programs to assist our disabled Native American veterans to assimilate back into society.

  5. The Medical and Research Center addresses the educational and medical needs long deprived to the Native Americans. Diabetes is the number one killing disease for Native American Indians and Native Hawaiians; and, for the Alaska Natives, blindness is their number one debilitating affliction. Western University of Health Sciences (WU) has offered to be this Center and provide health, dental, optical, pharmacy, veterinary and other care and services; as well as, conduct diabetes and optic research. Its Disabled Issues and Professions will further assist our disabled Native American veterans; and, its College of Veterinary Medicine will be overseeing the care of our on-site indigenous and endangered animals.

  6. The Vocational Training Village is comprised of commercial, retail, residential, recreational, entertainment and other components to meet the needs of our foreign and domestic visitors, and are partnerships with Native Americans and the private and public sectors; as well as the National Native American Chamber of Commerce.