Southern Tier Indian Cultural Association - "The Whole World Is My Family"

The Southern Tier Indian Cultural Association (STICA)was was founded by Indian immigrants in the 1980s seeking to preserve Indian cultural traditions in the region. This short video looks at the early history of STICA told through the voices of some of its founders.

This glimpse into the traditions of The Southern Tier Indian Cultural Association was produced by Arpit Sapre and Apoorva Sonavani through The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes’ Community Documentation Workshop.

The Community Documentation Workshop, made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, began in 2021 as an 8-part workshop series designed to teach residents how to gather and share stories in ways that unify our diverse region, advance cultural equity, and reflect the dignity and resilience of the people within our community.

As our friends, collaborators, and community partners complete their documentaries, The ARTS Council is proud to amplify their stories.

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