1. Can you tell us about your QAF funded project?
The title of the project is “Beyond the Pow Wow.” The project is designed to highlight diversity of indigenous Native American people throughout the communities of Queens.
Our first presentation as part of this project is a screening of the film “DACA”, a Taino word meaning “I’m” with the filmmaker, Alex Zacarias. This film is about the Taino people, the first people to encounter Columbus and their survival.
Mr. Zacarias is an Emmy Award of Excellence winning filmmaker, a Jury Prize winner for short filmmaking at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, and has also presented his work at the United Nations Indigenous Peoples’ Forum.
The program will be presented Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, New York at 2:00PM
2. How do you think this project will impact the community?
This project seeks to reinforce the multi-cultural shared environment of Queens. It is designed for general audiences and allows us to further extend knowledge and information about indigenous peoples here in Queens in both Native and non-Native communities.
3. How has QCA been helpful in the grant process?
QCA has been extremely helpful in guiding us in understanding the steps in the grant process and in the successful implementation of the grant writing.
4. Here is your chance, what do you want everyone to know about your organization?
The National Alliance of Native Americans, Long House Inc. promotes social, economic and cultural well- being for Native American People and serves native and non-native communities by enhancing historical and cultural awareness through educational and arts programs.
The National Alliance has presented a variety of programs including Native American dance, historical lectures, Doo Wop and Jazz programs, most recently, “ Natives In Jazz” concert at Saint Peter’s Church in New York City. To learn more about The National Alliance visit: http://www.nationalallianceofnativeamericanslonghouse.com/about-organization.html