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Executive Director

Phone: (615) ***-****  HQ Phone
Native American Indian Association Inc
230 Spence Lane
Nashville , Tennessee 37210
United States


Employment History

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Area Native American Organizations, 31 May 2006 [cached]
Ray Emmanuel (Lumbee NC), NAIA President
Lumbee tribe descendant Ray ..., 22 Nov 2007 [cached]
Lumbee tribe descendant Ray Emanuel and his family still celebrate the holiday as well.
"I think people may overlook that if it wasn't for the natives, then the settlers probably wouldn't have survived," said Emanuel, executive director of the Native American Indian Association of Tennessee.
Thousands expected to attend annual Intertribal Pow Wow - Friday, 10/15/04, 15 Oct 2004 [cached]
A powwow is a two-century-old tradition designed to bring Native Americans of all tribes together to celebrate a shared culture without censure from the mainstream, said Ray Emmanuel, president of the Native American Indian Association of Tennessee, which has operated the powwow for 23 years.
This year's event, called the NAIA Intertribal Pow Wow & Fall Festival, began as a "family reunion among tribes, where you could meet old friends," he said.
In recent years, the powwow has become more than a way for Native Americans to reconnect - though that is still the main purpose, Emmanuel said.It also is aimed at introducing Native American culture to those outside of it.
The association now operates out of ... [cached]
The association now operates out of a four-room house on Spence Lane and is limited in space and resources, according to NAIA Executive Director Ray Emanuel.
The organization has raised $190,000 for the center, mainly through individual donations, Emanuel said. The NAIA has not been able to secure bank financing for the project or gain substantial corporate dollars, he said.
"We can't seem to attract their attention," Emanuel said of corporations in the state.
Sally Wells celebrates heritage at Pow Wow, 24 May 2013 [cached]
The Pow Wow began after some conversations Sally had with Ray Emmanuel, executive director of the NAIA.
"Ray and I talked about how we knew there were more Indians in Tennessee.
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