Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc. Overview
Programs: - AAIA's various scholarships help nearly 100 students per year pursue graduate and undergraduate studies.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- AAIA is working with tribes to educate their members about diabetes and health related issues.
- AAIA is involved in the implementation of a language preservation program with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux tribe in South Dakota.
- AAIA provides funding for youth summer camps with a cultural, health, substance abuse, & self-esteem focus.
- to sustain and perpetuate their cultures and languages;
- to protect their sovereignty, constitutional, legal and human rights and natural resources;
- to improve their health, education, and economic and community development.
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