Manataka American Indian Council


 

WHAT IS MAIC?

Manataka American Indian Council

 

MAIC is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, cultural, educational and religious organization founded to promote cultural, social, welfare and economic advancement of American Indians and all people.   MAIC is a membership organization with a twelve-member Elder Council,  Women's Council, Warrior Society and Medicine Lodge.

The Longhouse at Hot Springs Reservation was our first home and one of the most unique tourist attractions in Arkansas constructed by the love of over 100 volunteers. The Longhouse closed in August 2000 and plans are underway to construct a larger, more beautiful center for our members and guests.
(See Manataka American  Indian Village & Turtle Island).  

MAIC has many projects and events, but our primary function is to be the 'Keepers of Manataka' - we keep the spirit and traditions of the sacred Manataka alive and growing.

WHO ARE MAIC MEMBERS?
MAIC members claim ancestry from many tribes across the country.  Apache, Blackfoot, Caddo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Crow, Inuit, Lakota/Dakota, Oneida, Osage, and many other nations comprise our volunteer and database rolls.  Members are both full-blood and mixed. Many are White, Black, Asian and Hispanic. All races and cultural backgrounds are welcome.

WHAT DOES MAIC DO?
MAIC strives to develop and promote cultural and economic enterprises. We foster the preservation of American Indian culture, increase employment, training and education opportunities for members and local communities.  We assist our members and others outside the circle in many ways.  Since 1998, MAIC presented programs to over 375,000 people.  Current and future projects include:

Grave Preservation and Repatriation
      Honoring our ancestors teaching respect
Manataka Smoke Signal Newsletter
      Distributed to members and sponsors
Teaching Circles
      Classes on ancient American Indian ways
Manataka American Indian Village
Cultural Center and Museum
American Indian Education Task Force
Teaching in public schools


2005 - 2007  ELDER COUNCIL MEMBERS
David Quiet Wind Furr, Chairman

Lee Standing Bear Moore, Secretary/Treasurer
Rick Wind Call-er Porea, Events/Education Elder

Becky Flaming Owl Moore, Women's Council

Patti Blue Star Burdette, Ceremonial Elder

Gayle Texas Wind Sexauer, Public Relations Elder

Robert Wobleza LaBlatt, Spiritual Elder

 

 

David Quiet Wind Furr

2007 -2008 Elder Council

Lee Standing Bear Mooore

Rick Wind Call-er Porea

 

Becky Flaming Owl Moore

Patti Blue Star Burdette

Robert Woableza Labatte

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Gray Hawk Coke

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP  COUNCILS

 

Honored Grandmothers Council

Dottie Little White Dove Furr

Helen Red Wing Vinson

 

  Becky Moore, Women's Council Chair

Jennifer Attaway (Cherokee),  Dance Keeper
Charles Lone Wolf Black, (Seneca), Warrior Society

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SOME OF OUR GOOD LOOKING MEMBERS

 

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MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION   

 

 

 

 

WHERE IS MANATAKA?
A pilgrimage to Manataka is a journey
through the outer world to the inner world

 

 

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