11th Annual Community Celebration and Feast Day

naca-logo1The Native American Community Academy (NACA) invites the community and public to the 11th Annual Community Celebration and Feast day to take place October 14th, at 1000 Indian School Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 (near the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center). This will be a family friendly event with free admission and parking and everyone is welcome.

The Native American Community Academy (NACA) is a tuition-free public charter school serving students in middle and high school. (grades 6th to 12th), as well as grades K and 1. NACA’s student body is diverse with many cultural and ethnic backgrounds represented, including students from more than 37 different tribes. NACA is a small school that integrates culture, wellness, language, community, family, and preparation for college into each child’s education. Our philosophy is grounded in both the Native American tradition and a rigorous, modern approach to college-preparatory education. We require excellence from our students, dedication from our teachers, and commitment from our parents. Students of all backgrounds are welcome at NACA.

This year’s theme is focused on Indigenous Youth Leadership, “Engaging Identity, Voice, and Transformative Action for Positive Change” and will bring to life the rich history and diversity of the community through song, dance, food and games. It will be a day to celebrate and experience cultures, values, and traditions with a gathering of Native American tribes from across the country.

We are excited to share these traditions with our community so that they may better understand our people, our customs, and our legacy. It is a wonderful day for recognizing and appreciating students’ leadership, for coming together as a community, and for every one of every age to participate and enjoy themselves.

The day features some spectacular events not to be missed. These include:
• 6:30am Sunrise Ceremony
• 10:00 Main Event and Student Body Procession
o Opening Blessing
o Welcome-Ms. Kara Bobroff
o Invited Speakers
o NACA Awards
• 12:30 Community Feast

This is a potluck feast so we welcome food donations and volunteers. Students and attendees are encouraged to wear traditional/cultural clothing. This is an alcohol and drug free event.
For vendor information, please contact Tirzah Toya Waconda at (505) 228-3502 or tmarietoy@msn.com. For additional information and to donate: Please contact NACA @ (505) 266-0992.

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