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Great Promise for American Indians preserves the traditions, heritage, and culture of Native Americans, and supports the health and education needs of our youth and families. We do this to honor the past and to ensure the future. To achieve this mission we:
* dispel myths through programs that educate the public about Native American cultures;
* sponsor and conduct the annual Austin Powwow and American Indian Heritage Day at the Bullock State History Museum; and,
* support and promote the activities of the Native American Parents Committee.

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IRS EIN: 74-2630318
Phone Number: 512-371-0628
Address: 3710 Cedar St #19
Austin, TX 78705
Great Promise for American Indians has grown to meet the needs of a growing community. In addition to our annual powwow and school programs, we are now partnering with Concordia University on a nature program for our Youth Summer Adventure Camp; teaming up with new local schools, including two Title 1 schools, to bring Native American curriculum and culture alive to Central Texas students; and hosting a Culture Night Powwow in the spring focused on Native American youth and families. With the growing size of the Austin Powwow, we changed venues this past year and are now holding this monumental event at the Travis County Expo Center.

Impact Statement

Great Promise for American Indians has been promoting Native American culture in Central Texas for over 25 years. We celebrate the cultural identity of the more than 20,000 American Indians living in the region through cultural events, scholarships to American Indian students, and youth programs that explore the many facets of our culture. The Austin Powwow, held the first Saturday in November, is the largest one day powwow in the country, attracting Native artists representing approximately 100 tribes from all over the United States and Canada.

Our community includes tribal elders, parents, entrepreneurs and educators representing thirty-five different tribal nations. Through our Red Voices in the Schools program, we partner with local schools to provide performances and cultural programming emphasizing both traditional and contemporary American Indian culture. Great Promise provides both a local community for American Indians to connect to and a resource for the larger community to understand and witness American Indian culture.

Needs Statement

Thank you for considering contributing to Great Promise.
* Your contribution of $25 will enable us to teach one American Indian youth traditional arts and crafts like beading and regalia making as part of our monthly Culture Night.
* Your contribution of $100 will fund one American Indian youth to attend our annual Youth Summer Adventure Camp.
* Your $1,000 contribution will make you an official Austin Powwow sponsor entitling you to 4 passes to the 2017 Austin Powwow, mention in the 26th Annual Austin Powwow official Program, and two official 2017 Powwow t-shirts.
* Your contribution of $1,500 will fund a full performance by American Indian dancers and drummers at an area school.
"Great Promise for American Indians serves as an essential partner to the annual American Indian Heritage Day event, contributing extensive knowledge and leadership. As one of the founding partners to this community event, Great Promise provides the support of its volunteers, artists, dancers, and drummers to make the event successful each year. Great Promise has proven to be an invaluable partner to the Bullock Museum as we strive to bring more culturally engaging education to hundreds of Texas students, as well as the community around the Museum."
-Kaitlin Lloyd, Bullock Texas State History Museum
GPAI recruits volunteers for for their annual event the Austin Powwow and American Indian Heritage Festival. We need around 100 volunteers for various positions. Volunteers are encouraged to be a part of the organization throughout the year and have the opportunity to participate and share in the Native American community.