Fontana Native American Center

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Our NDN Center

Fontana Native American Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded to serve the Native American community in the Inland Empire area of southern California (San Bernardino & Riverside Counties) and beyond.

We offer service programs as well as cultural classes, and gatherings.

FNAIC strives to improve the lives of all Native people as well as promote understanding and co-operation between urban NDNs, reservation NDNs, and the non-NDN community ... creating a better world for us all.

Fontana Native American Indian Center (FNAIC)

9232 Sierra Avenue        Fontana, California 92334-1258

Phone : (909) 428-5660                     

Fax: (909) 823-0114

Email :



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'The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to
strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very
lively debate within that spectrum'.
----Noam Chomsky

FNAIC Programs & Services

FNAIC Programs & Services :

  • Native Youth Retreat Resources 
  • Transitional Housing Referrance
  • Food Stamp Application Assistance
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Eagle's Nest Healing Circle
  • Native Women's Talking & Healing Circle
  • Nature Walks
  • Native Men's Talking & Healing Bench

Programs Pending Funding :

  • Native Gatherins & Pow Wows
  • Annie Mae's Food & Household Pantry
  • Harold With Horn Transitional Housing Program
  • Native Cultural Enrichment

          - Native Beading Classes

          - Native Language Classes

          - Native American Library

          - Basketry

          - Native Song

         - Native Dance

        - Shawl Making


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Donations Needed

Fontana Native American Indian Center requests donations of :

* Cash (used to pay our bills & workers, resume valuable programs & services)

* Items for Sale & Auction on Ebay (to raise capitol in order to pay our bills & workers, as well as resume valuable programs & services)

* Computers & other Office Technology (for our office & computer lab)

* Bookshelves (for our Native American Library)

FNAIC Board Members

      Following you will find a list of our current board members, staff & client assistants, as well as past members who have blessed us with their energy and support.

Executive Director : Carol Ray

Governing Board :

  • Ellis Ray - Special Projects Director
  • Rober Baca, MAB - Property Aquisition
  • Grace Little - Special Procurements Director
  • Roland Begay - Dine' Spiritual Leader
  • Julia Bogany, Ministry - Cultural / Youth Director
  • Amee Carpenter - Assistant Executive Director

SBAIOIC Operations Board

  • FNAIC Directors on this board are Ellis Ray, Carol Ray
  • Dorothy Grant, Communty Liason
  • Sarah Thompson, MA Ed., Educator/Musician

Advisory Board of Directors :

  • Cinde Alvitre, Ph.D.
  • Barbara Drake, Indian Education Counselor
  • Ray Esqueria, M.S., Herbologise
  • Tonita Largo, Golden Eagles Elders Society
  • LeRoy Nattress, Organizational Coordinator
  • Art Morales, Photographer
  • Bobbi Ott, Geneologist
  • Ken Pierce, Chairman Advisory Board
  • Lorene Sisquoc, Curator Sherman Museum

Directors At Large :

  • Priscilla Begay, RN Adminisrator
  • Gary Bergman, Past Vice Chairman
  • Brigitte Little Owl, Past Board Member
  • Dennis Melford, past Vice-Chairman
  • Lorraine Melford, past Board Member
  • Roy Wade, past FNAIC Chairman
  • Sandy Wade, past Board Member
  • Ray Weeks, past Board Member
  • Lorraine Weeks, past Director

Elder's Meditation

Elder's Meditation
"Heal yourself-your physical and spiritual bodies. Regenerate yourself with light, and then help those who have poverty of the soul. Return to the inner spirit, which we have abandoned while looking elsewhere for happiness."
--Willaru Huayta, QUECHUA NATION, PERU
It is difficult to look inside ourselves, especially when we see conflict or confusion. During times of conflict we need to realize that we are talking to ourselves about our thoughts. This conversation is printing in our subconscious and forming our beliefs. During times of conflict we need to ask the spirit to control our self-talk. Only thorough finding that inner place and going there during troubled times will we ever find happiness.

Great Spirit, You are my peace and you dwell within me. Let me look for You within myself.