LandBack, Rematriation

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The North American Indigenous Center of New York (NAIC-NY) is a Native-women-led and centered nonprofit organization committed to Indigenous empowerment through cultural continuance, intersectional equity, and advancement of economic justice for Native nations, communities, and peoples living in and beyond the boundaries of New York City, New York State, and the Northeast.


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Through intersectional Indigenous cultural, social, arts, educational, environmental, economic, health, and wellness programming, the North American Indigenous Center of New York (NAIC-NY) honors the past living legacy of our peoples, and meets the present multiple needs of our communities, so we can build together vibrant, self-determining, sovereign futures. 

Continual Native migration between urban centers and reservations demonstrates the deep interrelatedness of all Native peoples wherever we live our contemporary lives. From this reality emerges the sovereign recognition that all our issues and concerns as Native peoples are truly shared, and our survivals interwoven.

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Native New York and the Northeast


Programmatic Power


Forging Forward Together


Native Gatherings

  • We Will Always Be Here
    Mon, Oct 11
    New York
    Oct 11, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    New York, Foundation Building, E 7th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day! #IndigenousPeoplesDay #WeWillAlwaysBeHere #Celebrate #ExistenceIsResistance #InsteadOfRedface
  • MAM presents Native Artists, Northeast Futures
    Oct 11, 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM EDT
    Online Event
    Honouring Indigenous Peoples Day weekend featuring Native artists from the North East! With Kawesoton Light (Mohawk), Ty Defoe (Oneida/Ojibwe), and Skawennati (Mohawk)
  • MAM Native Artists, Northeast Futures/ Sunday Maker Studio
    Oct 10, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
    Montclair, 3 S Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA
    Learn to make beaded friendship bracelets with guest artist Iakowi:he'ne'
  • MAM presents Native Artists, Northeast Futures
    Oct 09, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
    Honouring Indigenous Peoples Day weekend featuring Native artists from the North East!
  • Native Women's Network- Virtual Gathering
    Oct 01, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Location is TBD
    Networking gathering for Native women to meet, connect and socialize. This gathering will be held monthly, so don't fret if you miss us this month. We will begin with an opening ceremony, introductions, activities and ending with door prizes!
  • RISING TOGETHER I’m a whistleblower for Justice, People and Planet!
    Sep 19, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    New York, Lafayette St &, Worth St, New York, NY 10007, USA
    There will be FREE “I’m a whistleblower for Justice, People and Planet!” whistles and a Whistleblower Video Wall where we will make whistleblower videos featuring YOU. Blue World BEYOND War scarves will be auctioned. The Rising Together! Day of Engagement will be on Facebook Live (go to RisingTogeth
  • 2S/Indigiqueer Ojibwe Constellation BINGO
    Thu, Sep 09
    Online Event via Zoom
    Sep 09, 8:00 PM EDT
    Online Event via Zoom
    Come hang with All My Relations Collective for some BINGO! Ojibwe Constellation Bingo to be precise. There will be prizes curated by our friends at ICNY. Let’s gather together to swap stories about the stars, reconnect with friends, form new constellations, and have a good time.
  • NAIC-NY at Tenement Museum’s Grand Reopening Block Party
    Jun 12, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
    New York, 103 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002, USA
    Join NAIC-NY for the opening Ceremony at High-Noon. We will also be offering a Dream catcher Making session at 1 pm and a Native American Beading activity at 2:30 pm. We are looking forward to all the good spiritual medicine this day will bring!


Indigenous Peoples Day is every day on Turtle Island!