We are happy to announce that we had a very successful Social on Saturday, February 23 with host drum, Silver Cloud, and Mystic River joining us from Connecticut. To add to the celebration, dancers of all styles and traditions came out in force, including a special demonstration of Hoop Dancing. The entire evening was full of laughter, conversation, good food and great spirit. This is, in fact, the true spirit of Socials and Pow wows - to bring people of different Native Nations and guests from all backgrounds together in an intertribal expression of unity and harmony. This bond among diverse peoples is what has sustained us through the triumphs and challenges we have faced over the centuries.
This tradition of Socials and Pow wows at the American Indian Community House (AICH) dates back to 1969 when AICH was formed to bring Native American life to the forefront of cultural ways in New York City. As home to 112,000 American Indians with over 80 different tribal affiliations, this recognition and honoring of diversity among Native Americans in the City remains our lifeblood. And the unity and harmony we share with our brothers and sisters from every walk of life continues as our best hope for the future.
These deeply rooted values, events and experiences can only take place with the support of generous agencies and individuals. As the first people of this land we hope dearly to expand these cultural offerings so vital to the blessings we have always live by, including a major annual Pow wow for all the City to enjoy. Thus, we ask in the most humble way that as we anticipate Spring and the great blooming of Mother Earth that you can provide a donation to AICH as we look to an ever brighter tomorrow. Thank you for your consideration.