Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.

aka AAIA   |   Clarksville, MD   |  www.indian-affairs.org

Mission

VISION. The vision of the Association is to create a world where diverse Native American cultures and values are lived, protected and respected. MISSION. ​The mission of the Association is to lead the grassroots fight to protect Native American Cultural Sovereignty. GOALS. The Association's goals are to protect sovereignty, preserve culture, educate youth and build capacity.

Ruling year info

1957

Executive Director

Shannon O'Loughlin

Main address

6030 Daybreak Circle Suite A150-217

Clarksville, MD 21029 USA

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Formerly known as

Eastern Association on American Affais

American Association on Indian Affairs

EIN

13-1623902

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Scholarship Program

The Association provides scholarships to Native American undergraduate and graduate students for the life of their degree. We currently fund $750 per semester. The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA and full-time status and show that they intend to use their degree to support their Native Nation or Indian Country generally.

Population(s) Served
Alaskan Natives
American Indians

AAIA offers seed grants to summer camps dedicated to teaching Native American children about their culture, language and healthy living.

Population(s) Served
American Indians
Alaskan Natives

AAIA continues work to ensure appropriate implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act, which AAIA drafted and helped to enact in 1978 to protect children placed in foster care or adoption.

Population(s) Served
Alaskan Natives
American Indians

AAIA is working with tribes and traditional Indian religious petitioners in efforts to protect Sacred Lands such as the Bighorn Medicine Wheel in Wyoming.
AAIA also played a key role in enacting the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and continues to assist efforts to repatriate ancestors and sacred objects to their tribes.

Population(s) Served
American Indians
Alaskan Natives

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Number of members from priority population attending training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Alaskan Natives, American Indians

Related Program

Repatriation & Religious Freedom

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of academic scholarships awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

American Indians, Alaskan Natives

Related Program

Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of campers enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Children and youth

Related Program

Summer Camp Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Financials

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Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/17/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Frank Ettawageshik (Odawa)

President, Board of Directors

Jonathan Perry (Wampanoag)

Joseph Daniels, Sr (Forest County Potawatomi)

DeeAnn DeRoin, MD (Ioway)

Alfred Ketzler, Sr. (Athabascan)

John Echohawk (Pawnee)

Brad Keeler (Cherokee)

Sandy White Hawk (Lakota)

Rory Wheeler (Seneca)

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/17/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Indigenous
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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