The American Indian Center of Chicago was organized in 1953 by the Chicago Indian community, with an important assist from the American Friends Service Committee, in response to a flood of immigrants from reservations throughout North America. Throughout its history, AIC has been the principal cultural resource for Indian Chicago.The big building at 1630 W. Wilson (its location since 1966) has been a gathering place for hundreds of natives on a regular basis. The Center has hosted powwows, potlucks, bingo, birthdays, special celebrations, wakes and commemorative dinners, and countless special events. When Chicago’s Indians need to get together, this is where they come. In a similar vein, AIC has been the point of origin for a number of experimental and successful educational programs. We have seen elementary school, high school, headstart, tutorial, and summer day camp programs take root and flourish here; many of them have gone on to successful independent operation out of our building. We have been the site of gift shops, art galleries, and theaters.
Official organization website; links to Alumni web site and other related sites.
The vision of the AISS program is to assist and support American Indian students and consequently to help make our communities stronger. The program provides American Indian Students enrolled at UWM and potential American Indian students with personalized support services which will help them realize their educational goals and make their UWM experience fullfilling.
A non-profit organization dedicated to providing the opportunity for members and visitors to learn more about their Native American heritage. Meetings are held at the Baker Community Center in Millington,TN on the 3rd Friday of each month. Many members also share their time within the community through visits to local schools and community events. Demonstrations of the tribal dances as well as regalia worn by the different tribes are shared during Powwows, cultural diversity events & in classrooms.
CIBA’s mission is to preserve, promote, and perpetuate California Indian basket weaving traditions while providing a healthy physical, social, spiritual, and economic environment for basketweavers. We work to create a functioning network of basketweavers who support one another in their gathering and weaving activities, and who pass their tradition to the next generation.
A non-profit organization chartered by the state to "promote American Indian heritage through education and cultural activities." The League strives to help the public see a more accurate image of the American Indian, and to more fully appreciate their heritage, culture, and their contributions to this great Nation. The Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs has recognized the League as an official Native American organization.
Formed in Kileen, Texas, in 1992 with three purposes in mind: To provide a means for Native Americans in the area to meet with other Native Americans; To provide non Native Americans the opportunity to learn about Native American cultures; To educate the local communities about Native American cultures. Four Winds sponsors an annual powwow and invites all to come.
The Indian Arts and Crafts Association (IACA) is a not-for-profit organization established in 1974 to support the ethical promotion and protection of authentic Native American art and culture. IACA works to stop fraud and abuse within the market for Indian art through education, publicity, authentication and use of our logo to indicate certified ethical businesses. IACA sponsors the largest wholesale trade shows of handmade Indian art in the world twice a year. Members include Native American artists, wholesale and retail dealers, museums, collectors and others who support the goals of the organization. IACA supports and works for the protection of indigenous art worldwide.
Since 1977, IICOT has grown into a well-respected, nationally known group that promotes its Indian people, families, culture, heritage and traditions through education, classes, its summer & Christmas powwows, and through volunteer work in the community. The website provides links to powwow pictures and other features. IICOT also has a dance troupe of about 50 dancers, and produces and sells Native music tapes & CDs (profits benefit a scholarship fund).
The Longhorn American Indian Council is a registered student organization and an agency of the Multicultural Information Center of the University of Texas at Austin. Our purpose is to serve the 200+ Native Americans on campus by providing a place to discuss cultural issues and concerns; inform the public about Native American issues to provide and distribute information about Native American cutural events; to advocate more visability and recognition of Native American on campus; and to provide information about opportunities such as scholarships to Native and non-Native students. Membership is open to ALL students, faculty and staff of the University of Texas at Austin. We meet every Tuesday night at 6:00PM in the Multicultural Information Center.
Native Americans in Germany? Powwows in Germany? On these pages of the Native American Association of Germany e.V., you will find a lot of information about these and other topics that are both relevant for Native Americans today and interesting for non-Native people in Germany, Europe, and elsewhere in the world.
A student organization at Northern Illinois University, in DeKalb, Illinois. The organization is open to everyone: students, faculty, staff, and local residents; Native Americans and non-Native Americans; young and old. Our mission is to raise community awareness to Native American cultures, traditions, and current issues. We work both on campus through our annual events and various workshops and in the community by visiting schools to talk about numerous issues in Native American communities, from both historical and contemporary points of view. Each year we host a pow wow in the Fall and a colloquium on Native American issues and culture for educators in the Spring/Summer.
Native American Indian Federation, Inc. is an intertribal organization dedicated to the preservation of Native American principles, traditions, history, culture and ancestry and whose purpose it is to offer educational programs and humanitarian services, economical or social, to tribal members and the community.N.A.I.F., Inc. is a non-profit organization recognized by the state of West Virginia. Membership is free, but donations are accepted. We operate a food bank, small library and video collection and museum and offer language and craft lessons. Our organization was founded in May of 2001 to fill a need in our community and since then, we have been growing rapidly.
241 F Street, Eureka, California 95501, Phone: 707-445-8451
Non-profit organization that meets the development needs of American Indians and operates an art gallery featuring the art of California tribes.
2100 NE 52nd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73111, phone: 405-427-5228
Red Earth, Inc. is an Oklahoma City-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote, preserve, and promulgate the rich traditions of American Indian History and Cultures. The corporation operates the Red Earth Museum, a year-round cultural facility located at the Kirkpatrick Air Space and Science Museum at Omniplex, and also produces the annual Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival during the second weekend of June. Red Earth has nearly 1,500 volunteers who work for the continuing success of the museum and annual Red Earth Festival.
The Seven Fires Foundation was born out of a deep commitment and desire to help our relations, preserve our ancient traditions and heal our Earth Mother. We are a vehicle for people of all faiths, colors and traditions to join together in mutual respect to address the problems that face us all. Together we foster ways of remembering and honoring the interconnectedness of all life.