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Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/18/2014: Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: ASSOCIATION ON AMERICAN INDIAN AFFAIRS INC

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AKA  AAIA
Rockville, MD
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Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/18/2014: Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: ASSOCIATION ON AMERICAN INDIAN AFFAIRS INC

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Also Known As: AAIA
Physical Address: Rockville, MD 20850 0000
EIN: 13-1623902
Web URL: www.indian-affairs.org 
NTEE Category: R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R20 Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups
O Youth Development
O99 Other Youth Development N.E.C.
B Educational Institutions
B82 Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards
Year Founded: 1922 
Ruling Year: 1957 


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Mission Statement

The mission of AAIA is to promote the welfare of American Indians and Alaska Natives by supporting efforts - - 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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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2014
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2014

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Leadership

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Mr. Jack F. Trope

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Jack F. Trope is the Executive Director of the Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA), an 92 year old Indian advocacy organization with offices in Maryland and South Dakota. Prior to joining AAIA in 2001, Mr. Trope was Director of the Western Area Office in New Mexico for the Save the Children Federation. An attorney by training, Mr. Trope has also held a number of legal positions, including having been a partner with the law firm of Sant, Angelo & Trope for 8 years, a senior staff attorney with AAIA for 6 years and an Assistant Counsel to two New Jersey governors in the early 1980s. He is married and the father of five children.

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Programs

Program: Scholarship Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Postsecondary Education
Population Served:
Native Americans/American Indians
None
None

Program Description:

AAIA's various scholarships help nearly 100 students per year pursue graduate and undergraduate studies.

Program Long-Term Success:

AAIA administers eight scholarship programs for higher education of American Indian and Native Alaskan students. The Sequoyah Graduate Fellowship awards ten students each year with an unrestricted stipend, the AAIA/ Florence Young Memorial Fellowship gives preference to a graduate student in the area of art. Emergency Aid Scholarships provide financial assistance to students who were facing financial crises that threatened to interrupt their education. The Displaced Homemaker Program targets mid-life men and women who would not otherwise be able to finish their education due to their special needs as heads of households. The AAIA/Norman Crooks Memorial Scholarship for undergraduate students is designed to assist those students who plan to return to the Indian community and assist in raising the standard of living. The Alogan Slagle Scholarship is geared specifically towards undergraduate and graduate students from non-federally recognized tribes. AAIA the only organization that awards scholarships to members of non-federally recognized tribes to date.

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Program: Summer Camp Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Cultural Heritage
Population Served:
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)
Native Americans/American Indians

Program Description:

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

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Program: Indian Child Welfare (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Children's Rights
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Native Americans/American Indians
None

Program Description:

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.

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Program: Repatriation & Religious Freedom (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Cultural Heritage
Population Served:
Native Americans/American Indians
None
None

Program Description:

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.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

For 88 years, AAIA has been working to promote 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).
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