Mission: Americans for indian opportunity advances, from an indigenous worldview, the cultural, political and economic rights of indigenous peoples in the united states and around the world.
Programs: Ambassadors program: to build capacity in indigenous communities by helping to prepare young adults for leadership roles in the context of their cultural values.
community service: to promote a deeper understanding of contemporary native america through advocacy, hosting forums, community dialogue, civic engagement efforts, coalition building, and sharing information and resources.
youth ambassadors program model: to develop and share the curriculum of the ambassadors program so that it can be modeled by local/tribal communities for youth development initiatives.
I met this wonderful group at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) in Cuzco, Peru. I was able to witness the marvelous individuals who not only made a lasting impression on the well over 500 attendees of the meeting but also left me with the feeling I was a member of their incredibly resourceful family. Education is the key and the AIO people are contributing to making sure Indigenous Populations get their fair representation in the World's future.