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Indigenous Cultural Society is a wholistic, ecumenical and culture revitalizing NGO. The Society was initially formed in the year 1997 under the name ‘Rural Welfare Society’, and registered under the Government of Nagaland, Registered Society Act 1860 Regd. No. H/RS-1620 dated 17/01/98. Gradually as society grew healthier with increasing activities and its influence extended in and around the operational area, its approach was also made broaden and concept elaborated as well. Thus, to accommodate inclusive concerns a new nomenclature ‘Indigenous Cultural Society’ was embraced on been approved by the Government on 24th April 2007 through Govt notification No. CHG/H/RS/49/2006. Indigenous Cultural Society (ICS) is the out come of doctorial (Ph.D) research findings on ‘History and conglomerate Culture of the Nagas’ of Dr. Hesheto Y. Chishi’s.

ICS is thus a multi functional society; engage in various activities to congregate the demand of indigenous socio cultural, socio political and socio religious verve. ICS has no strict or exclusive nature of functional boundary. Its uniqueness lies on her accommodative principle, committed humanitarian service and approach of instituting sustainable society through cultural perspective as God given mission. Indigenous Cultural Society has a good representation of professional and tribal community who serves in the capacity of executive and general body members. Executive comprises of twelve members who functions as board of directors and a general member consist of 40 members (minimum) who assists the society in the capacity of member. Board of Directors meets once in every two months except emergency arises and for approval and review of plans a general body meeting is conducted two times in a year. The secretary of the society is the managing director, who takes care of administration and every day affair of the office works. Indigenous Cultural Society is a non-political, non-Governmental, non-sectarian and non-profit making organization.

The society is run with the help of gifts and donations of friends and well wishers, as well as contributions from candidates. In other words it is solely a faith venture organization. Financially it has no adequate regular source of income of its own apart from students’ nominal fees. For the sustenance of office and activities the society depends on contribution and donations from the members and well wishers. So far very few private agencies and Government departments have come forward in aid of us for some projects such as sponsoring seminar, workshop and documentary, and still many are expected to come forward to understand the present reality of our tribal society. ICS is open to networking and collaboration with any agencies such as Government, mass based organization, civil societies, voluntary organizations, churches, NGO’s, and institution that has a similar objectives to strive for social welfare and up building of the society.

Year of accreditation: 2012

Main domain(s) of the ngo’s activities: oral traditions and expressions, performing arts, social practices, rituals and festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe, traditional craftsmanship

Main country where the NGO works: Nagaland, India

Local, national or international level of the NGO: National


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Year of accreditation: 2012
Main country where the NGO works: Nagaland, India
Address: 2nd floor jakhalu building, City Tower, Junction Dimapur Nagaland jakhalu building, city tower Dimapur India
Telephone: Tel 9774006893
Responsible NGO: Dr. Hesheto Y - Chishi -

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