More than 200 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 the research and preservation of the culture, arts, traditions, ceremonies, and languages of this population, collectively known as Coahuiltecans.


Most "Hispanics" are actually Native Americans, some 100% and some mixed.


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Indigenous Cultures Institute is a member of Hays County Complete Count Committee and also a 2020 Census Proud Partner. We will help you to complete your Census form.   Contact us HERE.

The Institute presents educational programs on the identity and ancestral legacy of these Native Americans who have millions of descendants― currently labeled Mexican American, Latino, or Hispanic―still 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. Please check back  with us for updates on our current activities. Below is information on our major projects.


OCT 3 & 4, 2020
10th Anniversary Celebration

Two-day festival celebrating Native American culture along the shores of the Sacred Springs in San Marcos, Texas. Click HERE for highlights of 2019 powwow.



RESTING IN PEACE - A fight to rebury Native remains in Texas, written by Mary Huber, published by Compass Cultural. Read Article...

Texas Tour: Dec. 14 - 18, 2019.
In Austin Jan. 24, 2020.

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