Indigenous Cultures Institute

We work to preserve the cultures of the Native Americans indigenous to Texas and northern Mexico while maintaining our covenant with sacred sites.


The legacy of Texas Hispanics

Existence is Resistance performance at U.T. Austin - April 20, 2019


Our Community

Possibly as many as 600 Native American groups were populating what is now central and southern Texas and northeastern Mexico when the Spanish invaders first arrived. Some historians erroneously report that these bands “disappeared”. The Indigenous Cultures Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to actively preserve the culture of this population, collectively known as Coahuiltecans. The Institute presents educational programs on the identity and ancestral legacy of these Native Americans who may have millions of descendants living in Texas and the U.S. Many of these descendants continue to practice their Indigenous ceremonies, pray in their Native languages, and hold true to the values of their ancestors.


& Projects

SUBSCRIBE to the TLOKE NAUOKE YouTube channel for indigenous lessons for children.

Sacred Springs Powwow

2021 11th ANNIVERSARY 
Online, virtual celebration of Native American culture featuring video dance contests and cultural education articles. Join us for the grand finale and  awards on OCT 16, 2021 at: www.SSpowwow.com.


RESTING IN PEACE – The Miakan-Garza Band, a state-legislature-recognized tribe of Texas, seeks to rebury three ancestral remains held by UT Austin HERE. Also, a fight to rebury Native remains in Texas, written by Mary Huber, published by Compass Cultural, HERE. 

Yana Wana's Legend of the Bluebonnet

B. Iden Payne award winning play: Best Production, Best Director Rudy Ramirez – TYA category. This indigenous play for young audiences available for online viewing in Spring 2021. Contact us to book viewings for classrooms, theaters, and community forums.

For more children’s programming subscribe to the Tloke Nauoke YouTube channel.


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