Association on American Indian Affairs

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Protecting Sovereignty * Preserving Culture * Educating Youth


The Association on American Indian Affairs is pleased to announce the INDIGENOUS INTERNATIONAL REPATRIATION CONFERENCE, November 16-17, 2015, at the Artesian Hotel in Chickasaw Nation (Sulphur, OK). We invite Indigenous Peoples to come together for this event, to learn about Indigenous international repatriation efforts, and to participate in Roundtable Discussions about this very important issue of bringing our Ancestors, funerary objects, sacred objects, and cultural patrimony back to our communities.

The CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM and additional information is available here.

The Indigenous International Repatriation Conference PRELIMINARY AGENDA is available here.

Information to submit for the POSTER SESSION is available here.

To stay up-to-date on our event information, please use #IIRC2015.

To make a DONATION to the conference, please go here.

Breaking News

    AAIA is proud to be partnering with the Arc to support a webinar will include an overview of the history, diagnostic criteria and lifelong cognitive and neurological disorders related to FASD. The presenters will use personal stories to describe how individuals, their families, and communities are affected by alcohol and FASD. Click on the banner below for registration and more information.

    Click here to read the ICWA Defense Project Memorandum, whose synopsis on the attacks on ICWA is wonderfully explained.

    AAIA welcomes our new Executive Director

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


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 93 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).

The Development of Native American Graves and Repatriation Act

Video narrated by former Executive Director Jack Trope

Visit the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Language Program website to browse learning materials and play Dakotahlanguage video games!

Language Website