NCPC Projects
The NCPC has many ongoing Projects that we support. Here is a collection of our most current and important endeavors...

NCPC Dance Projects

Emma Pohipe DannDance For All People: As a believer in the healing power of Ceremony for all the people, the NCPC helps to preserve the Dance For All People and its traditions, believing that the dance is an important ceremony of healing and transformation that is inclusive of all peoples, cultures, faiths and traditions.
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Tyler PoundsYouth Scholarship Fund Project: The Youth Scholarship Fund seeks to assist young men and women who wish to attend The Dance For All People in order to learn basic principles of Ceremony and Native American traditions around the Tree of Life. In so doing we hope to inspire the next generation to discover for themselves their own connection to Spirit, and how to walk this Earth in a good way.
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Elder HousingElder Housing Project: In order to better serve the Elders of the Dance For All People and those with special needs, the NCPC initiated the Elder Housing Project to build several low-cost housing units on the land. The first phase of the Project, with the completion of 2 cabins for the Wolf Creek Dance in 2012, was a huge success.
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Benson LanfordElder Wisdom Project: The Elder Wisdom Project seeks to share indigenous wisdom in a workshop format. The first offering of the year 2011 was the Campfire Confab 2011— featuring friend of the NCPC Benson Lanford (Southern Cherokee). We honored our Naraya sister SkyBear for her dedicated, hands-on leadership in this project.
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Great Basin SongsGreat Basin Songs Project: Traditional old-style Great Basin songs have always been transmitted orally, handed down from generation to generation. But within recent times, especially the last 30 years, many traditional songs have been lost. As a result NCPC has launched this Project in order to recover and retranslate 25 traditional Great Basin songs. Various communities are being taught the correct pronunciation and melodies.
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Oral HistoryOral History Video Project: The NCPC has created an oral history video project, aimed at recording and preserving a key piece of native culture known as the Dance of All Nations, and other Great Basin Plateau traditions. Many of the native elders who hold the oral history of these important traditions are in the later stages of their lives, making it crucial that their stories are preserved for future generations.
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Related Projects

Clothing DriveCommunity Access Program: The 2013-2014 NCPC-sponsored Winter Coat Drive for the people of the Fort Hall Reservation through the Community Access Program was a great success! Dance communities got together and donated much needed winter clothing to the program. In the past NCPC provided funds to ship the clothes to Fort Hall.
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Cave RockCave Rock Restoration Project: Cave Rock, near Lake Tahoe, California, has always been a sacred site for the Washoe people. In past years it has been desecrated by rock climbers and recreational use. The Washoe Tribe has actively worked to reclaim and protect Cave Rock and restore it as a ceremonial site. NCPC has been a contributor from the beginning of this project, and we continue to support it.
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Lillian VallelyLillian Vallely School Project: The Lillian Vallely School of Blackfoot, ID, offers Native American children a safe, nurturing environment, a solid academic background and culture classes in their rich heritage. NCPC has provided funds for a Native American flute teacher, has helped them with their annual Children’s Day festivities, and has donated funds for them to buy a DVD player, Native American and cultural books and videos suggested by the teachers for their library.
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Lillian VallelySupporting Native Youth Project: The NCPC has funded numerous projects with the emphasis on Native youth for the continuance of language, life ways and traditions. Funding was provided to both Lillian Vallely and Chief Targee Academy to purchase materials such as buckskin, beads and other materials for Native American regalia. Funds were also provided to purchase seven copies of the book, When the Smoke Goes Straight Up by Donna Houtz McAurthur, a collection of traditional Shoshone/Bannock stories for inclusion in the classrooms and library of the Lillian Valley School.
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Washoe Hot SpringsWashoe Hot Springs Project: The NCPC has been an early sustaining contributor to the Washoe Hot Springs Restoration Project of Nevada on behalf of the Washoe Tribal Council. In 2002 the hot springs were reopened with songs, prayers, offerings, healings and feasting. Today they are actively used and appreciated by the Washoe people, especially the Seniors.
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Past Projects

Timbee HallTimbee Hall Historical Preservation Project: The NCPC approved funding for the Timbee Hall Historic Preservation Project in Fort Hall, Idaho. Timbee Hall has been a thriving community center for over 60 years. The purpose of this project was to preserve its rapidly deteriorating historic photographs of important tribal events.
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Randy BurnsPaiute Family Reunion Video Project: The NCPC helped to fund a video project entitled "Following the Seasons" which began in April 2006. Says Randy Burns: "From our old people, our grandparents, aunts, uncles and parents, we’ve heard stories that we remember. These ancient stories taught us to listen, be respectful of all living things placed on Mother Earth."
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Marian SnowWoodhull Institute Project: NCPC launched this innovative program because of our awareness of the many young Native American women who embrace traditional ways yet are very modern in their aspirations in our larger community.
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Jola LeBeauWind River Womens' Circle: The WRWC seeks to establish a safe haven where these women can gather to support each other, heal each other and learn from each other. A place where they can be taught through ceremonies and other venues about the ancient Native American teachings that can empower their lives, herbs they can use to heal and help, and to gain knowledge and understanding, and to learn wisdom from the elders.
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Poo-Ha-BahPoo-Ha-Bah: Poo-Ha-Bah offers access to the Hot Springs to groups, Newe language mentoring programs, Cultural Preservation programs, numerous Women's and Native Youth Gatherings, Retreats and Workshops, Environmentaal Justice Program speakers, and personal healings. Volunteers are welcomed to help repair and reovate the grounds with numerous ongoing projects.
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