What We Do
The Association on American Indian Affairs envisions a world where diverse Native American cultures and values are lived, protected and respected.
To achieve this vision the Association will lead
the grassroots fight to protect
Native American Cultural Sovereignty by
The Association on American Indian Affairs is the oldest non-profit serving Indian Country protecting sovereignty, preserving culture, educating youth and building capacity. The Association was formed in 1922 to change the destructive path of federal policy from assimilation, termination and allotment, to sovereignty, self-determination and self-sufficiency. Throughout its 96-year history, the Association has provided national advocacy on watershed issues that support sovereignty and culture, while working on the ground at a grassroots level with Tribes to support the implementation of programs that affect lives on the ground.