Spring is here! NACC held its 1st Quarter Multi-Chamber Social Mixer...
NACC Newsletter - 1st Quarter / 3rd Ed
Spring is here!
NACC held its 1st Quarter Multi-Chamber Social Mixer, on Thursday - March 17. 2016. It was a delightful event with a mixture of music, food and company. Below are just a few of the photos that were taken to mark this occassion.

We look forward to seeing you in August for our 2nd Quarter Multi-Chamber Social Mixer. You can RSVP "Register" here and come out and meet your neighbors, network and have some fun. Sponsors for these events are: RAC Conference Center - Houston,TX and H-E-B Groceries of Texas. Our Thanks go out to both of these wonderful Sponsors and their continuing support of our Chamber's programs.

Events that are schedule for indoors are held at the RAC Conference Center - Houston, TX. For more information about reserving your Business Event, contact Gauri Seth, CEO.
H-E-B Sponsor Buffet Table

NACC 2016 Calendar
Don't Miss Out on upcoming events!

Download our NACC 2016_NACC_Calendar_Events.pdf or view our NACC 2016 Calendar of Events via the website and never miss out on the exciting opportunities to meet top companies, representatives, and Native American Culture.

Reserve your place in advance, sponsor a company table or participate in the event with your company networking booth.

Advertise your company as a added bonus in our newsletter, brochure and website. For more details use the
CONTACT US form on the website.
Our most ask about event is coming soon! NACC Genealogy Workshop to be held, April 8, 2016.
Native Hoop Dancer - Family

Join us! Bring your family history and speak to the representatives that can guide you in your research to your lost genepool.

Guest speakers, Clayton Genealogy Library - Houston and Gene by Gene -Houston, local DNA experts will be on hand to help with the tools to reconnect you and your family history. RSVP "REGISTER" and SEE MORE...



March is Women's History Month ...
Take A Moment To Appreciate Female Role Models

Celebrate with us as we honor those that came before and those that are still making progress for the future. You will be surprised to see how many Native American Women who have contributed to the building and perserving of our heritage and yours. Noted are just a few names in history and currently that you may recognize. ( Tribal Names Noted)

Jackie "moms" Mabley (1894 - 1975)

Her mark on history: First American female comedian who was one of the most successful black vaudeville performers

Lucretia Mott (1793 - 1880)
Her mark on history: Pioneer of the women's rights movement

Maya Angelou (1928-2014)
Her mark on history: American literature

Dorothea Dix (1802 - 1887)
Her mark on history: Pioneering treatment for Mental Illness

Sacagawea (1788-1812)
Her mark on history: Member of the Lewis and Clark expedition

Sojourner Truth (1797-1883)
Her mark on history: The U.S. abolitionism movement

Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906)
How she made her mark on history: The women's suffrage movement

Rosa Parks (1913-2005)
How she made her mark on history: The Civil Rights movement

Wilma Mankiller (1945–2010)
How she made her mark on history: Women's Rights Activist | First female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation
“Prior to my election, Cherokee girls would have never thought that they might grow up and become chief.”
Lyda Conley (Wyandot, born 1874-1946), first Native American female attorney,

Yvonne Kauger (born 1937), Cheyenne-Arapaho Oklahoma

How she made her mark on history:Supreme Court Justice

Annie Dodge Wauneka (1910–1997), Navajo activist and author

Misty Upham (1982–2014), Blackfeet Nation actress

Maria Tallchief (1925–2013), Osage ballerina

Minnie Spotted-Wolf (Blackfeet), first female Native American Marine

Running Eagle - "Brown Weasel Woman" Piegan Tribe of the Blackfeet Nation
(?- 1878) A heroic Native American Woman Warrior of the Blackfeet tribe and is known for her success in battle

Suzan Shown Harjo, Muscogee Creek-Southern Cheyenne Activist

Helen Adams Keller (1880 - 1968)

How she made her mark on history: American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.

Sarah Sunshine Manning (Shoshone-Paiute, Chippewa-Cree) Currently working with Indian Country Today as a Media Network Columnist. Sarah is a mother, educator, activist, and an advocate for youth.

Native Americans Lead Water Poisoning

Native communities are constantly poisoned with toxic drinking water... so where's the media attention?

Polluted drinking water on Pine Ridge is just one of many environmental hazards currently plaguing Native lands and tribes today. 317 reservations in the United States “are threatened by environmental hazards, ranging from toxic wastes to clearcuts,” according to the Worldwatch Institute, an independent research organization known for its fact-based analysis of critical global issues.

However, Native American communities throughout the Western US have been fighting the same kind of problems for decades. The Navajo communities in particular are constantly being poisoned through the water supply as the byproducts of old uranium mines leech into their water sources. Reporter Brenda Norrell testifies that the situation in the Navajo nation is "more horrific than in Flint, Michigan," and has been going on for far too long.

METRO: FREE ACCESS TO HOT LANES FOR VETS
ABC13News
By and Trent Seibert

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 06:50PM
If you didn't hear, READ it now! Click the ABC13News link above. It's a victory for all disable military veterns, Americans and Native Americans. Our congratulations go out to Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee and Daniel Espinosa for the fight and win!

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Oil/Pencil Woman in Feathers
MAY is Native American Arts & Crafts Workshop Event

Learn - Do - Shop

Native Arts & Crafts Workshop
Want to try your hand at some Native Crafts or learn the history, crafting or how to design your own? This is the place!

Join our Native Arts & Crafting Workshop to be held, May 13, 2016 and enjoy the day with some of the area's artisans and their artistry. Some materials provided, other workshop material prices may vary. SEE MORE...

Notice to NACC Members.
March 2016 is renewal month for you.
Check your membership, don't let it expire and miss out on the many wonderful activities offered during your yearly membership. Please contact:
Carroll Cocchia via email to make your payment. Thank you for continuing to support the programs of the Native American Chamber of Commerce.
NACC wishes to thank our sponsors for their continuing support.

RAC Conference Center -- H-E-B -- Gap Engineering -- Ancestery --
Gene by Gene -- Detroit Manufacturing Systems -- Dakkota Intergrated Systems

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