Association on American Indian Affairs

Breaking News

AAIA welcomes our new Executive Director

AAIA, Counsel for Amicus Curiae for Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell in efforts to bring Jim Thorpe home.

Welcome to the Association on American Indian Affairs


In order to thrive, Native families and youth need to be healthy, have a good education, and be part of a strong and supportive community and culture.

For 90 years, AAIA has been working to promote these goals and provide the critical elements that Native American Indian children and families need to live happy, healthy and productive lives. Our programs focus upon youth/education (scholarships, child welfare, summer camps), health (diabetes education and prevention), cultural preservation (sacred lands protection, Native language preservation) and the empowerment of tribal communities (federal acknowledgment, funding for tribal programs).


Protecting Sovereignty * Preserving Culture * Educating Youth



The Development of Native American Graves and Repatriation Act


Video Narrated by AAIA Executive Director Jack Trope


Come visit our new Language Program website to

browse learning materials and play Dakotah

language video games!

Language Website