AAIA is a national Indian organization with offices in Maryland and Rhode Island. We are governed by an all-Native American Board of Directors from across the country. Our programs fall into three main categories: youth/education, cultural preservation and sovereignty.
According to the 2010 US Census, approximately 5.2 million self-identified American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) live in the U.S., of whom 2 million qualify for federal services.
"I feel the youth in my community oftentimes lack a voice. When we as youth are not represented in the community, our people are living out of balance."