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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

What we aim to solve

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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?

The Next Generations

Without strong and resilient youth and families, we cannot fulfill our mission. Our Next Generations Program includes Native youth summer camp grants, graduate and undergraduate scholarships, the Indian Child Welfare act and investigations into wrongful adoption practices. In addition, we focus our scholarships, summer camps, internships and fellowships to support the development of Native youth into future leaders.

Population(s) Served

Our Cultural Sovereignty program has two pathways: one includes efforts that support repatriation or the return of those things that make us who we are as Native Peoples, and includes our annual repatriation conference; and our Protect the Sacred initiative works to protect Sacred Places, our ecosystems and relationships therein.

Population(s) Served


Whether you are a Native person or not, we all must learn to find common ground, obtain the facts about issues important to Native Country, and work together for the best outcomes that support a world where diverse Native cultures and values are lived, protected and respected. Become an Ally is our program centered on public education to make a better world for all of us.

Population(s) Served
American Indians
Alaskan Natives
American Indians
Alaskan Natives
American Indians
Alaskan Natives

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of members from priority population attending training

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

Alaskan Natives, American Indians

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

The Next Generations

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

Cultural Sovereignty

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Frank Ettawageshik (Odawa)

President, Board of Directors

Jonathan Perry (Wampanoag)

Joseph Daniels, Sr (Forest County Potawatomi)

John Echohawk (Pawnee)

Brad Keeler (Cherokee)

Rory Wheeler (Seneca)

Lisa Tiger Martin (Muscogee)

Josh Riley (Choctaw)

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/29/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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