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101st Annual Membership Meeting
Thank you for joining us for the 101st Annual Membership Meeting on November 9, 2023! See you in 2024!
We thanked our members with a special Ink & Impact: Our Stories Make a Difference event where the following panel of amazing Native authors shared their stories and their work:
Purchase your favorite author's books at Green Feather Book Company, owned and operated by Heather Hall, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation.
Watch the Event
Featured Native Authors
Angeline Boulley is a citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. In Warrior Girl Unearthed, she takes us on a high-stakes journey about repatriation and the power of discovering your stolen history.
Kim Rogers is the author of Just Like Grandma, illustrated by Julie Flett; A Letter for Bob, illustrated by Jonathan Nelson; and I Am Osage: How Clarence Tinker became the First Native American Major General, illustrated by Bobby Von Martin comes out in winter of 2024, all with Heartdrum. She is a contributor to Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids (Heartdrum, 2021). Kim is an enrolled member of Wichita and Affiliated Tribes and a member of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition. She lives with her family on her tribe's ancestral homelands in Oklahoma.
Andrea L. Rogers is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but currently splits time between Fort Worth, Texas, and The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She graduated with an MFA from the Institute for American Indian Arts. Her literary horror and speculative fiction stories have been published in Waxwing, Yellow Medicine Review, The Santa Fe Literary Review, Transmotion, and are forthcoming from The Massachusetts Review and River Styx. Capstone published her children’s book Mary and the Trail of Tears which was included on the best books of 2020 by both NPR and American Indians in Children’s Literature. Her essay, “My Oklahoma History” appeared in You Too? 25 Voices Share Their #METoo storiesfrom Inkyard Press. Her short story “The Ballad of Maggie Wilson” is included in Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids, a MG short story Anthology from Heartdrum, an imprint of Harper Collins which will be release on February 9, 2021. She is working on a picture book called, When We Gather, for Heartdrum.
Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer is a story archaeologist. She digs up shards of past lives, hopes, and truths, and pieces them together for readers today. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian honored her as a literary artist through their Artist Leadership Program for her work in preserving Choctaw Trail of Tears stories. She is the creator of the Fiction Writing: American Indians digital course. (FictionCourses.com/AmericanIndians)
A citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, she writes historical fiction from her hometown in Texas, partnering with her mother, Lynda Kay Sawyer, in continued research for future works. Learn more at ChoctawSpirit.com, SarahElisabethWrites.com and Facebook.com/SarahElisabethSawyer
Past Membership Meeting Events
On November 21, 2021, the Association on American Indian Affairs held its 98th Annual Membership Meeting "Envisioning our Future" and showcased young and emerging Native artists to celebrate supporting Indian Country programs.
Co-hosts of Envisioning our Future" are Cheyenne/Arapaho author TOMMY ORANGE, Colville/Salish-Kootenai/Cherokee actor KIMBERLY GUERRERO, and Blackfeet actor SHAUN TAYLOR-CORBETT. The video shares the fantastic work of writer AZIE DUNGEY, comedian SIENA EAST, YouTuber RAQUEL QUINONES, hoop dancer PATRICK WILLIE, artist RYAN YOUNG, and musician RAYE ZARAGOZA!
As part of our 100-year anniversary, the Association hosted a live streaming event on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 2 p.m. ET on our social media from multiple Tribal Museums to celebrate Tribal Museums Day.
The live streaming event was emceed by Shannon Martin, Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, and included many wisdom keepers from Native Country.