The Naga American Foundation (NAF) members during its 2016 conference held at Syracuse, New York. (Image Courtesy: www.nafconnect.net)
Dimapur, July 2 (MExN): The Naga American Foundation (NAF) will hold its 2018 conference in Santa Clara, California, USA on July 13 and 14. The Naga community in the San Francisco Bay Area of California is hosting the conference.
Started in the 1980s by a group of Nagas in America, the Naga American Foundation is a social and cultural organization whose objectives are the advancement of Naga people in the USA, the promotion of common interests, and the provision of charitable, educational, and cultural support, informed a press release from Honili Sema, NAF president.
The 2018 NAF Conference theme is ‘Flourishing Together’, while the conference speakers are Dr. Paul Pimomo (Ellensburg, Washington) and Dr. Sylvia Pongener (Bolingbrook, Illinois). Stephen Imsong (Boston, Massachusetts) will give a special presentation on a motorcycle trip he took across the United States last year—during which many Naga families around the country hosted him.
“Now more than ever, Nagas in the United States are excelling in fields ranging from the arts and the sciences to business and government, and are flourishing not only as individuals, but also as a collective group of people. The 2018 NAF Conference will accordingly celebrate our growing community, while also highlighting our culture, history, and the many members that contribute to our ever-evolving diaspora,” the press release read.
The NAF has encouraged all Nagas in the United States to connect with and support each other as “we strengthen the bonds that tie us together.” It also asked for prayers for an enjoyable and productive conference and for continued growth of the organization.
To learn more about the NAF, visit its website at www.nafconnect.net