The National Cultural Center of the Native Americans and The Native American Global Education Center Foundation (TNAGECF) are Federal 501(c)3 and State of California nonprofits established in 1994 when the Project was included into the County of Orange, California's reuse plan for the former U.S. Marine Corps Air Station-El Toro; and, later, included into every subsequently reuse plan of South Orange County's El Toro Reuse Planning Authority (ETRPA) with its Millennium Plans I, II and III (The City of Irvine's annexation reuse plan with the Great Park).
Our mission is, "To serve a greater good for mankind with the development of The Native American Global Education Center Project comprised of The National Cultural Center of the Native Americans, preserving the cultures, traditions and heritage of the Native Americans - the Native American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians - the indigenous and first peoples of the United States of America; and, with other educational and training facilities to service and facilitate the multi-diverse needs of the Native Americans, including preparing their youth as future leaders of their people, reservations and communities, assist disabled U.S. veterans to assimilate back into society, and to educate the educational community and the general public of the real Native Americans.” To fulfill our mission, we will affiliate and collaborate with the Native Americans, educational institutions, including universities, colleges and trade, technical and arts schools, and will seek and act as sponsor for public and private gifts, donations, contributions, endowments and grants.
We investigated and conducted our due diligence on over 300 prospective sites from Alaska to Canada, throughout the U.S.A. and to Mexico searching for a pristine site that conveys to the Native Americans and the world of the United States of America’s tribute to the Native Americans, the indigenous and first peoples of the United States of America. (We were invited and considered Canada and Mexico because, in the past, there were no borders that separated what are today Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico; and, part of Canada’s Cree Nation is in northern U.S.A. and part of San Diego’s Kumeyaay Nation is in Mexico.)
We have demonstrated our diverse capabilities. While searching for the pristine site for the Project, we simultaneously created a dynamic track record of accomplishments, contributions and collaborations that have been acknowledged by the respective Native American communities, being a three time recipient of the prestigious, "Disneyland Civic Community Service Leadership Award," receiving a “Joint Resolution” from the California Legislature and a "Certificate of Appreciation" from the California State Assembly, and various other awards from the public and private sectors.