Native America:
Where to Make a Connection

Native America:  Making a Connection is a publication of the Native American Communications Office of The United Methodist Church.


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Advocacy

Friends Committee for National Legislation/Native American Affairs Office: advocates for, and lobbies Congress on Native issues; newsletters, The Indian Report and FCNL Native American Legislative Updates analyze and inform on legislation affecting Native people; 245 Second St., NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-5795; phone, 202-547-6000; fax, 202-547-6019; phone, 202-547-6000; fax, 202-547-6019; Contact, legislative advocate for Native American Affairs. (see also National Policy)

The General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church: advocates for, lobbies Congress and other national and international organizations, issues of social justice, including concerns of Native and indigenous peoples; two offices:

Washington D.C. office--100 Maryland Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C. 2000; fax, 202-488-5619

New York office--Church Center for The United Nations, 777 UN Plaza, New York, New York 10017; phone, 212-682-3633; fax, 212/682-5354 (see also National Policy)

Indian Law Resource Center:  offers pro-bono assistance to Indian tribes in the United States and Latin America, regarding human rights, Native lands, and the environment; two offices:

602 N Ewing St., Helena, MT  59601; phone, 406-449-2006; fax, 406-449-2031; executive director, Robert Coulter

601 E St., SE, Washington, DC  20003; phone, 202-547-2800; fax, 202-547-2803; director, Steve Tullberg

website:  http://www.indianlaw.org 

e-mail;  ilrc@mt.net  
(see also Law)

National ongress of American Indians:  Native organization; serves as the principal lobbying and advocacy group for Native people; updates tribes on federal policy-making; provides information on Native issues on all levels of government; 1301 Connecticut Avenue NW, Second Floor, Washington, DC 20036; phone, 202-466-7767; fax, 202-466-7797; executive director, JoAnn Chase; president W. Ron Allen. (see also National Policy)

Native American Rights Fund:  represents organizations, tribes and individuals regarding issues of federal Indian law (generally issues of national significance); three offices:

1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO  80302; phone, 303-447-8760; fax, 303-443-7776; John Echohawk, executive director; Sonya Paul, development assistant.

1712 N. St., NW Washington, DC 20036-2976; phone, 202-785-4166; fax, 202-822-0068; Robert Peregoy, managing attorney.

310 K St., Suite 708, Anchorage, AK  99507; phone, 907-276-0680; fax, 907-276-2466, Lare Aschenbrenner, managing attorney.

website:  http://www.narf.org   (see also Law)

Aging and the Elderly

National Indian Council on Aging:  Offers support to Native American Elders and tribal organizations working with the elderly; 10501 Montgomery Blvd., NE, Suite 210, Albuquerque, NM  87111; phone, 505-292-2001; fax, 505-292-1922; Dave Baldridge, executive director.

National Title Six Association:  serves as an advocate for the allocation of federal dollars for the assistance of Native elders; P.O. Box 701, Winnebago, NE 68071; phone, 402-878-2487; fax, 402-878-2963; Sydney J. Bird, chairwoman.

Agriculture  (see also Seeds)

Intertribal Agriculture Council:  serves to inform tribal members of federal policies affecting agriculture and natural resources; publisher of farm reports and Barriers to Successful Competition:  The Isolation of American Indian Agriculture; 100 North 27th St., Suite 500, Billings, MT 59101; phone, 406-259-3525; fax, 406-256-9980; Greg Smitman, executive director. 

National American Indian Cattlemen Association: serves as a network of cattle producers in Idaho, North Dakota, Montana, South Dakota and Washington states; 1541 Foster Rd., Toppenish, WA 98948; phone, 509-854-1329; no available fax; president, Tim Foster.

AIDS

Act Now-Akwesasne HIV/AIDS Information and Resource Center:  Box 747, Hogansburg NY  13655;phone, 518-358-2001; fax, 518-358-2540; e-mail:  actnow@slic.com ; coordinator, Lynn Herne.

Ahalaya Project:  1211 N. Shartel, Suite 404, Oklahoma City, OK 73103; phone, 405-631-9988; fax, 405-631-9989; BSN/RN, Gloria Bellymule-Zuniga.

Alaska Native Health Board HIV/AIDS Project: 4201 Tudor Center, Suite 105, Anchorage, AK  99508; phone, 907-562-6006; fax, 907-333-2001; director. Kpe Cantil; e-mail:  jcantil@anhb.org.

American Indian Community House HIV/AIDS Project: serves Native people with HIV/AIDS; programs also include a health clinic, performing arts center, and American Indian Law Alliance; 708 Broadway, 8th floor, New York, NY 10003; phone, 212-598-0100; fax, 212-598-4909; e-mail:  ailanyc@abest.com ; director, Gonnella Frichner

American Indian Law Alliance:  A division of American Indian Community House; serves to provide legal assistance to Native persons with HIV/AIDS; 708 Broadway, 8th floor, New York, NY 10003; phone, 212-598-0100; fax, 212-598-4909; e-mail:  ailanyc@abest.com; director, Gonnella Frichner  (see also Law)

Borderbelt AIDS Resources Team;  P.O. Box 945, Lumberton, NC  28359; phone, 910-737-6169; fax 910-737-6169; e-mail:  BART@carolina.net; executive director, Brenda Hunt.

Chugachmiut:  4201 Tudor Center Drive, Suite 210, Anchorage, AK 99508; phone, 907-562-4155; fax, 907-563-2891

Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona--HIV/STD Program: 4205 N. 7th Avenue, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85013; phone, 602-248-0071; fax, 602-248-0080; e-mail:  itca@primenet.com; director, Leanne Guy

Minnesota American Indian AIDS Task Force:  1433 E. Franklin Ave., Suite 7C, Minneapolis, MN 55404; phone, 612-870-1723; fax, 612-870-9532; e-mail:  maiatf@aol.com ; executive director, Sharon Day.

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center: provides education, AIDS research projects in tribal communities, and case management of persons with HIV/AIDS; 134 Linden St., Oakland CA  94607; phone, 510-444-2051; fax, 510-444-1593; Ron Rowell, executive director; e-mail:  nnaapc@aol.com; website:  http://www.nnaapc.org

Native American AIDS Project:  works directly with Native persons with HIV/AIDS; 1540 Market St., Suite 425, San Francisco, CA 94102; phone, 415-522-2460; fax, 415-522-2470; Donald Patnuade, executive director.

Native American Community Health Centers, Inc.; Native American Pathways:  3008 N 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ  85012; phone, 602-226-6363; fax, 602-263-7870

Native American Community Service:  2495 Main Street, Suite 524, Buffalo, NY 14214-2103; phone, 716-832-2303; fax, 716-832-2735.

Native American Health/AIDS Coalition:  two offices; 6025 Prospect, Suite 103, Kansas City, MO  64130; phone, 816-333-7500; fax, 816-333-7880; and--630 Minnesota Ave., Suite 206, Kansas City, KS 66102; phone/fax, 913-342-5400

Navajo AIDS Network:  PO Box 1313, Chinle, AZ  86503; phone, 520-674-5676; fax,
520-674-5080

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board: Project Red Talon;  520 SW Harrison St., Suite 335, Portland, OR  97201; phone, 503-228-4185; fax, 503-228-8182; e-mail:  aids@npaihb.org

Rainbow Community Health Centers--Milwaukee Indian Health Board:  930 N. 27th Street, Milwaukee, WI  53208-3590; phone, 414-937-6600; fax, 414-937-6607

Positively Native:  3932 Oakland Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN  55407; phone/fax, 612-822-3042

San Diego American Indian Health AIDS Program: 3812 Ray Street, San Diego, CA  92104; phone, 619-298-9090; fax, 619-298-0677

Winnebago Health Start:  PO Box 3704, Sioux City, IA  51102; phone, 712-252-5902; fax, 712-252-5905; program director, Deb Sholten.

Alcoholism and Treatment

National Association for Native American Children of Alcoholics:  1402 Third Avenue., Suite 1110, Seattle, WA  98101-2118; phone, 206-467-7686;
fax, 206-467-7689; Anna Marie Latimer, executive director.

Dream Weavers, Ltd.:  provides seminars for elementary, middle and high school, tribal and urban communities; gang intervention and prevention strategies for rural and urban Native American nations; focuses on traditional values as prevention/recovery for domestic violence, alcoholism, and gangs; 4721 West Wahalla Lane, Glendale, AZ  85308; phone 602-492-9433; fax, 602-492-9520; e-mail:  WAKIYA@aol.com; director, Wauneta Lone Wolf  (see also Children, Gangs, and Youth)

Arts (Education-Native Specific)

Institute of American Indian Arts:  federally chartered private college devoted exclusively to the study and practice of American Indian and Alaska Native arts and culture; 108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM  87501; toll free, 1-800-804-6423; phone, 505-983-4311; fax, 505-988-6273; Della Warrior, interim president; website: http://www.iaiancad.org (see also Education and Museums)

Arts (Performing)

American Indian Dance Theatre:  International touring company featuring dance from various tribes; 223 East 61st St., New York, NY  10021; phone 212-308-9555; fax, 212-826-0724; Barbara Schwei, producer; Hanay Geigomah, director.

American Indian Film Institute:  promoting Native films and performers;  333 Valencia St., Suite 322, San Francisco, CA  94103; phone, 415-554-0525; fax, 415-554-0542; Michael Smith, founder and president.  E-mail: aifisf@aol.com .

First Americans in the Arts:  offers membership to Native professionals in television, theater, film and music; scholarship source for Native students pursuing filmmaking; P.O. Box 1780, Beverly Hills, CA  90209; phone, 310-278-3848; fax, 818-623-9520; Bob Hicks, chairman.

Sundance Institute:  provides a Native American Film Program, 225 Santa Monica Blvd., 8th Floor, Santa Monica, CA  90401; phone, 310-394-4662; fax, 310-394-8353; Heather Rae, Native American program coordinator.

Arts and Crafts (Native)

Atlatl Inc.:  serves to promote Native arts and artists; P.O. Box 34090, Phoenix, AZ 85067-4090; phone, 602-277-3711; fax, 602-277-3690; Carla A. Roberts, executive director; e-mail address:  atlatl@artswire.org 

Indian Arts and Crafts Association:  serves to represent Native artists and craftspeople, museums, retailers and wholesales; 122 La Veta, NE, Suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87108-1613; phone, 505-265-9149; fax, 505-265-8251; Susan McGuire, executive director.  website: http://www.iaca.com.

Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior:  Provides information, publishes directories and literature on contemporary Native arts and crafts; operates three museums—Southern Plains Indian Museum in Oklahoma, Sioux Indian Museum in South Dakota, and the Museum of the Plains Indian in Montana; serves to enforce federal laws pertaining to Native arts and crafts:  1849  C St., NW, Room 4004-MIB, Washington, DC 20240; phone, 202-208-3773; fax 202-208-5196; Meridith Stanton, acting director. 

Southwestern Association for Indian Arts:  serves to promote Native artists;  142 West Palace, Suite 104, Santa Fe, NM 87501;  phone, 505-983-5220; fax, 505-983-7647; Paul Rainbird, president.

Banking

The North American Native Bankers Association:  NANBA is a non-profit association of Native-owned financial institutions, which are either nationally or state chartered.  Serves to increase the number of Indian owned financial institutions and increase business opportunities available to member banks.

Oklahoma Office:  P.O. Box 1528, 2215 W. Lindsey, Suite 103, Norman, OK 73070; phone, 405-292-3020; fax, 405-292-3020; e-mail: nanba@iionet.net ; president J.D. Colbert

California Office: P.O. Box 866, 547 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004; phone, 760-767-5035; fax, 760-767-4973; e-mail, frank.riolo@internetmci.com; chairman, Frank V. Riolo.

Canada Office:  10011 109th Street, 10th Floor, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3S8;phone, 403-421-1606; fax, 403-426-6568; e-mail, pht@peacehills.com; secretary/treasurer, Warren Hannay.

Bison/Buffalo

Inter-Tribal Bison Cooperative:  seeks to re-establish buffalo on Indian lands: 2460 Deadwood Ave., Rapid City, SD  57702; phone, 605-394-9730; fax, 605-394-7742; e-mail:  itbc@enetis.net ; executive
director, Mark Heckert.

Census

Census Advisory Committee on the American Indian and Alaska Native Populations:
committee of tribal leaders, academics and government officials seeking to
strengthen dialogue the U.S. Census Bureau and Native populations:  U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. 20233; phone, 301-457-4047; fax:  301-457-2642;
Diana Harley, coordinator.  e-mail:  monica.d.harley@census.gov 

Tribal Government Liaison Program of Census 2000:  U.S. Census Bureau working with tribal representatives to prepare for the 2000 Census:  U.S. Census Bureau,
Washington, D.C. 20233; phone, 301-457-2000; fax, 301-457-2992; Nedra Darling,
coordinator.

U.S.
Census Bureau, Racial Statistics Branch: 4700 Silver Hill Road, Building 3, Room 2331, Suitland MD  20746; phone, 301-457-2404; fax, 301-457-2481; Claudette Bennett, acting branch chief.

Children

American Indian Foundation: private organization concerned with Native children;
charitable, providing food, shelter, clothing and scholarships; 1259 Windsor
Dr., Gallatin, TN  37066; phone, 615-230-8029; toll free, 1-800-562-5307; fax, 615-452-1765; H. Nicholas Johnson, president. 

Indian Youth of America:  serves to develop cultural and educational opportunities of Native children and youth; 609 Badgerow Building, P.O. Box 2786, Sioux City, IA 51106; phone, 712-252-3230; fax, 712-252-3712; executive director, Patricia Trudell Gordon (see also Education and Youth)

National Indian Child Welfare Association:  private, non-profit organization, advocates for child care, family education, alcohol/substance abuse treatment; defends Indian Child Welfare Act; 3611 SW Hood St., Suite 201, Portland, OR  97201; phone, 503-222-4044; fax, 503-222-4007; Terry L. Cross, executive
director; website:  http://www.nicwa.org ; e-mail: info@nicwa.org .

Dream Weavers, Ltd.:  provides seminars for elementary, middle and high school, tribal and urban communities; intervention and prevention strategies for rural and urban Native American nations; focuses on traditional values as prevention/recovery for domestic violence, alcoholism, and gangs; 4721 West Wahalla Lane, Glendale, AZ  85308; phone 602-492-9433; fax, 602-492-9520; e-mail: WAKIYA@aol.com ; director, Wauneta Lone Wolf  (see also Gangs and Youth)

In-Care Network, Inc:  A non-profit Native American foster care agency providing care for special needs Indian children, ages infant to 18 years of age. A holistic approach, based on the Medicine Wheel, is used to maintain
cultural heritage and bring healing in the midst of severe emotional or medical
problems.  Provides transitional living programs for late teens.  All programs
seek to build self-esteem in children and youth. 2906 2nd Avenue North, Suite 316, Billings, MT  59101; phone, 1-800-359-5070, and 406-256-8388; fax, 406-294-9619; Executive Director, William Snell, Jr.

Pretty Shield Foundation: Seeks to provide an opportunity in which American
Indian children and families can flourish, by empowering them through cultural awareness, support, education, promoting healthy lifestyles, encouraging self-fulfillment in the community and allowing one¹s goodness and strengths to blossom.  Assists existing American Indian programs to become self-sustaining and secures seed money to fund new, creative, innovative services/projects demonstrating future sustainability.  In addition, PSF promotes and enhances Indian youth leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

2906 2nd Avenue North, Suite 316, Billings, MT  59101; phone, 1-800-359-5070, and 406-256-8388; fax, 406-294-9619; Executive Director, William Snell, Jr.

Culture (information about Native culture for non-Natives)

American Indian Culture Research Center: educates non-Natives on Native customs, culture and spirituality; assists tribal leaders; P.O. Box 98. Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, SD  57251; phone, 605-432-5528; fax, 605-432-4754; Rev. Stanislaus Maudline, executive director; website: http://www.bluecloud.org; e-mail:  indian@bluecloud.org 

American Indian Heritage Foundation:  provides information for non-Indians on the heritage and culture of Native people; 6051 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA  22044; phone, 703-237-7500; fax, 703-532-1921; Dr. Wil Rose, chief executive officer.

Culture (general and specific Native)

Alaska Native Heritage Center:  An interactive museum and heritage center,
which features live performances by storytellers, dancers and musicians.  On-site Native craft persons work at the center, which also features outdoor villages and indigenous plantings; phone, 800-315-6608, and 907-330-8000; fax, 907-330-8030; website:  www.alaskanative.net 

Buffalo Bill Historical Center:  serves as a research library and museum devoted to Northern Plains Indians; 720 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY  82414; phone,
307-587-4771; fax, 307-578-4003; Nathan Bender, library curator; Emma Hansen,
museum curator. (see also Museums)

Cherokee National Historical Society:  serves to preserve and provide information on the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma; P.O. Box 515, Tahlequah, OK  74465; phone, 918-456-6007; fax, 918-456-6465; Mac R. Harris, executive director. (see also Museums)

D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History:  serves as a center for research and education on Native history and culture; 60 West Walton St., Chicago, IL 60610; phone, 312-255-3564; fax, 312-255-3513; Craig Howe, director;
e-mail:  mcnickle@newberry.org .

Gathering of Nations:  serves to promote the traditions and culture of Native people; develop educational material pertaining to Native culture for children; major sponsored attractions include Miss Indian World competition and national powwow; 3200 Coors Rd., Suite K-235, Albuquerque, NM  87120; phone, 505-836-2810; fax. 505-839-0475; Derek Mathews, director;  website:  http://www.gatheringofnations.org 

Labriola National American Indian Data Center:  resources on the history, language, religions, culture and government structures of Native people in North America.  Resources include, books, CD-ROMS, and data bases; Box 871006, Arizona State University, University Libraries, Tempe, AZ 85287-1006; phone,
602-965-6490; fax, 602-965-0776; website:  http://www.asu.edu.lib/archives/labriola.htm;  Patricia, A. Etter, curator; e-mail:  patricia.etter@asu.edu 

Economic Development (see also Banks)

American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Centers:  serves as a network of job training/employment centers; 1845 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN  55404; phone, 612-341-3358; fax, 612-341-3766; executive director, Jennie Lightfoot

First Americans Insurance:  specializes in insurance and benefits for tribes and their related businesses; 2621 West Highway 30, Box 2085, Grand Island, NE 
68802; phones, 1-800-643-5633,308-381-1819; fax, 308-381-4684; president
Stella Levea.

First Nations Development Institute:  provides a variety of services--grantmaking for businesses, technical assistance and policy development, lending for micro-enterprise, directs foundation monies for Native causes; Publication:  Indian Giver, newsletter on Native philanthropy; The Stores Building, 11917 Main St., Fredericksburg, VA  22408; phone, 540-371-5615; fax, 540-371-3505; president, Rebecca L. Adamson.

Indian and Native American Employment and Training Coalition:  serves as an advocate tribes and Native organizations in regard to federal employment and training policies; c/o The Center for Community Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20007; phone, 202-342-0594; fax, 202-298-8542; representative, Norm DeWeaver.

National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development:  provides information and technical assistance for Native people regarding planning and operating a business; 953 East Juanita Ave., Mesa, AZ  85204; phones, 1-800-462-2433, 602-545-1298; fax, 602-545-4208; e-mail, ncaied1@aol.com; website: http://www.ncaied.org/ ; executive director, Kenneth Robbins.

National Cooperative Bank:  serves as a lender to Alaska Native corporations and American Indian tribes.  Loans guaranteed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs; 1401 Eye St., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC  20005; phone, 202-336-7700; fax, 202-36-7796; senior associate, corporate marketing, Sherman Andrus.

National Indian Business Association:  organization of 24,00 Native small business owners; 725 Second St., NE, Washington, DC  20002; phone, 202-547-0580; fax, 202-547-0589; president, Pete Homer.

North American Native Bankers Association: NANBA is a non-profit association of Native-owned financial institutions which are either nationally or state chartered.  Serves to increase the number of Indian owned financial institutions and increase business opportunities available to member banks.

Oklahoma Office:  P.O. Box 1528, 2215 W. Lindsey, Suite 103, Norman, OK 73070; phone, 405-292-3020; fax, 405-292-3020; e-mail,: nanba@iionet.net ; president J.D. Colbert

California Office: P.O. Box 866, 547 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004; phone,760-767-5035; fax, 760-767-4973; e-mail: frank.riolo@internetmci.com
; chairman, Frank V. Riolo.

Canada Office:  10011 109th Street, 10th Floor, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3S8;phone, 403-421-1606; fax, 403-426-6568; e-mail:  pht@peacehills.com ; secretary/treasurer,
Warren Hannay.

Seventh Generation Fund:  serves to provide “seed-grants” to help tribes develop economic self-sufficiency without harming the environment; also accepts applications for funds for environmental programs; P.O. Box 4569, Arcata, CA 
95518; phone, 707-825-7640; fax, 707-825-7639; e-mail, 7genfund@humboldt1.com; executive director, Christopher Peters.

Education

American Indian College Fund:  serves to raise awareness of, and financial support for the 30 tribal colleges in the U.S.; 1111 Osage St., Bldg. D, Denver, CO 80204; phone, 303-892-8312; fax, 303-572-0650; website:  http://www.collegefund.org
; e-mail address:  aicf@aol.com ; Richard Williams, executive director; David Cournoyer, director of public education.

American Indian Higher Education Consortium:  strives to improve the teaching of Native culture, language, and traditions at tribal colleges; 121 Oronoco St., Alexandria, VA  22314; phone, 703-838-0400; fax, 703-838-0388; website:  http://www.aihec.org; e-mail:  aihec@aihec.org ; Veronica Gonzales, executive director.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society:  seeks to provide opportunities for Native students to pursue education and ultimately careers in science, engineering, technology and business; 5661 Airport Blvd., Boulder, CO  80301-2339; phone, 303-939-0023; fax, 303-939-8150; website:  http://www.colorado.edu/AISES
; e-mail:  aiseshqu@spot.colorado.edu
; Norbert Hill, executive director.   (see also Scholarships)

American Indian Studies Center:  serves as a research center for needs pertaining to education and culture within the Native community; offers a minor, masters and concurrent law program; publishes books pertaining to Native studies; oversees the development of new courses on Native issues; serves to recruit Native students and faculty; University of California, Los Angeles, 3220 Campbell Hall, box 951548, Los Angeles, CA  90095-1548; phone, 310-825-7315; fax, 310-206-7060; website:  http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/indian/; e-mail:  aisc@ucla.edu ; Duane Champagne, director.

Center of American Indian and Minority Health:  assisting Native students to pursue careers in health and science; University of Minnesota at Duluth, School of Medicine, 10 University Dr., Duluth, MN  55812-2487; phone, 218-726-7235; fax, 218-726-6235; website:  http://www.d.umn.edu/medweb/caimh
; e-mail:  soleary@d.umn.edu ; director, Dr. Gerald Hill.

Indian Youth of America:  serves to develop cultural and educational opportunities of Native children and youth; 609 Badgerow Building, P.O. Box 2786, Sioux City, IA 51106; phone, 712-252-3230; fax, 712-252-3712; executive director, Patricia Trudell Gordon (see also Children and Youth)

Institute of American Indian Arts:  federally chartered private college devoted exclusively to the study and practice of American Indian and Alaska Native arts and culture; 108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM  87501; toll free, 1-800-804-6423; phone, 505-983-4311; fax, 505-988-6273; Della Warrior, interim
president; website: http://www.iaiancad.org  (see also Arts and Museums)

National Indian Education Association:  examines and works to improve education at state and local levels; serves as a national lobbying group; 121 Oronoco St., Alexandria, VA  22314; phone, 703-838-2870; fax, 703-838-1620;
website:  http://www.niea.org ; e-mail:  niea@mindspring.com 

National Indian School Board Association:  serves to represent Indian-controlled schools, K-12; P.O. Box 790, Polson, MT  59860; phone, 406-883-3603; fax, 406-675-4801; fax, 406-675-4801; Carmen Cornelius Taylor, program director.

National American Indian-Alaska Native Caucus of the National School Boards
Association:  a non-profit organization serving to represent the interest of Native students; P.O. Box 473, 29 Main St., Akron, NY  14001; phone,
716-542-2097; fax, 716-542-3154, website: http://www.pce.net/nsbaianc
; e-mail:  nsbaianc@pce.net ; Susan
LaFromboise, president.

Native American Scholarship Fund:  scholarships based on merit offered at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels of study; 8200 Mountain  Rd., NE, Suite 203, Albuquerque, NM  87110; phone, 505-262-2351; fax, 505-262-0534; 
e-mail:  nasfi@aol.com; Dr. Dean
Chavers, director.

Office of Indian Education Programs:  agency of the federal government overseeing 186 Native schools and dormitories, many on reservations; Bureau of Indian Affairs, MS-3512, 1849 C St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20240; phone, 202-208-6123; fax, 202-208-3312; Joann Sebastian Morris, director.

Environment

American Indian Environmental Office, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:  coordinates efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen relationships with tribes and serves to protect the environment and public health on tribal land; MS-4104, 401 M St., SW, Washington, DC  20460; phone 202-260-7939; fax, 202-260-7509; website: http://www.epa.gov/indian
; Kathy Gorospe, director.

Dine’ Care:  serves to evaluate and advocate on timbering and uranium mining on Navajo lands in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah;  works with tribes to help develop
economies which are not harmful to the environment; HCR-63, Box 263, Winslow,
AZ  86047; phone, 520-657-3291; fax, 520-657-3319; Anna Frazier, coordinator.

Indigenous Environmental Network:  a network of community-based organizations and tribes working to assist Native people in the protection of the environment on tribal lands  and developing self-sufficiency; Box 485, Bemidji, MN  56619; phone:  218-751-4967; fax:  218-751-0561; website:  http://www.alphacdc.com/ien
; e-mail:  ien@igc.apc.org  :  Tom Goldtooth, national coordinator.

National Tribal Environmental Council:  assists tribes in protecting, preserving and promoting Indian Lands;  2221 Rio Grande, NW, Albuquerque, NM  87104; phone, 505-242-2175; fax, 505-242-2654; Jerry Pardilla, executive director.

Fish and Wildlife

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission:  serves to restore native fish stock to rivers and streams along the Columbia River; efforts sustain four Northwest tribes in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington: 729 NE Oregon St., Suite 200, Portland, OR 97232; phone, 503-238-0667; fax, 503-235-4228; website:  http://www.critfc.org
; e-mail:  fishdir@hevanet.com ; executive director, Ted Strong.

Native American Fish and Wildlife Society:  works to protect and improve tribal owned wildlife resources; 750 Burbank St., Broomfield, CO  80020; phone, 303-466-1725; fax, 303-466-5414; website:  http://www.nafws.org; e-mail:  nafwsrdr@iex.net ; executive director, Ken Poynter.

Northwest
Indian Fisheries Commission:  offers
technical support to 20 tribes with treaty fishing rights located in western
Washington state; 6730 Martin Way East, Olympia, WA 98516;
phone, 360-438-1180; fax, 360-753-8659; website:  http://albacore.nwifc.wa.gov/nwifc.htm
; chairman, Billy Frank,
Jr.

Foster-care
(Native children and youth)

In-Care Network, Inc.,: ICN is a non-profit Native
American foster care agency providing care for special needs Indian children,
ages infant to 18 years of age.  A holistic approach, based on the Medicine Wheel, is
used to maintain cultural heritage and bringing healing in the midst of severe
emotional or medical problems. 
In-Care Network, Inc. provides foster care for Indian children based on Native traditions and culture.  Programs, in addition for foster care,
include ³Vision Seekers² for American Indian teens,
³Grandchild Journey² for children 6 through 12 
and transitional living programs for late teens.  All programs seek to build self-esteem in children and
youth who have severe emotional or medical problems. In-Care Network, Inc.:  A comprehensive program of therapeutic
foster care for Native children and youth, with placement in both Native and
non-Native homes; 2906 2nd Avenue North, Suite 316, Billings,
MT  59101; phone, 1-800-359-5070, and
406-256-8388; fax, 406-294-9619; Executive Director, William Snell, Jr.

Gangs

Dream
Weavers, Ltd.:  provides seminars for
elementary, middle and high school, tribal and urban communities; intervention
and prevention strategies for rural and urban Native American nations; focuses
on traditional values as prevention/recovery for domestic violence, alcoholism,
and gangs; 4721 West Wahalla Lane, Glendale, AZ  85308; phone 602-492-9433; fax, 602-492-9520; e-mail: 
WAKIYA@aol.com ; director, Wauneta Lone
Wolf  (see also Children and Youth)

Health (including
disabilities)

American
Indian Rehabilitation Research and Training Center:  assists Native persons with disabilities; Institute for Human
Development, Northern Arizona University, P.O. Box 5630, Flagstaff, AZ  86011-5630; phone, 520-523-54791; fax,
520-523-9127; Priscilla Sanderson, director.

American
Indian Research and Development: 
provides educational health services; enrollment of donors in a national
bone marrow registry;  2424 Springer
Dr., Suite 200, Norman, OK  73069;
phone, 405-364-0656; fax, 405-364-5464; e-mail:  airdsat@ionet.net
; Stuart A. Tonemah, president.

Center
for Native American Health:  serves as
an advocate for health promotion, and disease prevention; conducts tribally
directed research; assists in the development of medical services for
reservation hospitals and medical facilities; Box 245037, Tucson, AZ  85724; phone, 520-626-7265; fax, 520-626-8080;
Josh Gormally, research assistant.

Center
of American Indian and Minority Health 
(see education)

Consortia
of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation:  serves to promote mental and physical rehabilitation services for
Native people; c/o Region 8 RCEP, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley,
CO  80639; phone, 970-351-6956; fax,
970-351-7410; Jude Printz, training coordinator; Manuel Trevino, human
resources specialist.

Indian
Health Service (IHS):  a federal agency
mandated to provide health service to American Indians and Alaska Natives;  serves through hospitals, clinics, and
health centers;  U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, Parklawn Building, Room 6-35, 5600 Fishers Lane,
Rockville, MD;  phone, 301-443-3593;
fax, 301-443-0507; website:  http://www.his.gov 
; e-mail, inmed@nauk,med.und.nodak.edu
;  Michael H. Trujillo, director; Tony
Kendrick, public affairs director.

Office
of Minority Health Resource Center: 
provides publications and databases on health issues of Native people,
provided at no cost by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; P.O.
Box 37337, Washington, DC  20013-7337;
phone, 1-800-444-6472; fax, 301-589-0884; website:  http://www.omhrc.gov
; e-mail:  info@omhrc.gov .

National
Indian Health Board:  a working group
for the improvement of health conditions among tribes and on reservations; 1385
S. Colorado Blvd., Suite A-707, Denver, Co  80222; phone, 303-759-3075; fax, 303-759-3674;
website:  http://www.nihb.org ; Yvette Joseph-Fox,
executive director.

Housing

National
American Indian Housing Council:  a
not-for-profit, private organization representing Indian housing authorities on
reservations and lands held in-trust; 
900 Second St., NE, Suite 007, Washington, DC  20002:  phone,
202-789-1754; toll free, 1-800-284-9165; fax, 202-789-1758; e-mail:  niahc@aol.com
; executive director, Chris
Boesen.

Law

American
Indian Law Alliance:  serves to provide
legal assistance to Native persons with HIV/AIDS; 708 Broadway, 8th floor, New
York, NY 10003; phone, 212-598-0100, ext. 257; fax, 212-598-4909; e-mail:  ailanyc@abest.com
; director, Gonnella
Frichner  (see also AIDS)

American
Indian Law Center Inc.:  provides legal
aid to Indian Head Start and Indian child welfare agencies; oversees the
Pre-Law Summer Institute for Native people; serves as the administrator of the
Southwest Inter-Tribal Court of Appeals; 
P.O. Box 4456-Station A, Albuquerque, NM  87196; phone, 505-277-5462; fax, 505-277-1035; executive director,
Philip S. Deloria.

Indian
Law Resource Center:  offers pro-bono
assistance to Indian tribes in the United States and Latin America, regarding
human rights, Native lands, and the environment; two offices:

602
N Ewing St., Helena, MT  59601; phone,
406-449-2006; fax, 406-449-2031; executive director, Robert Coulter

601
E St., SE, Washington, DC  20003; phone,
202-547-2800; fax, 202-547-2803; director, Steve Tullberg

website:  http://www.indianlaw.org 

e-mail;  ilrc@mt.net 

National
Association of Tribal Court Personnel: 
serves to advocate for the upgrading of Native court systems; c/o
Jicarilla-Apache Tribal Courts, P.O. Box 221, Dulce, NM  87528; phone, 505-759-3366; fax,
505-759-3721; Diana Muniz, president.

Native
American Rights Fund:  represents
organizations, tribes and individuals regarding issues of federal Indian law (generally
issues of national significance);  three
offices:

1506
Broadway, Boulder, CO  80302; phone,
303-447-8760; fax, 303-443-7776; John Echohawk, executive director; Sonya Paul,
development assistant.

1712
N. St., NW Washington, DC 20036-2976; phone, 202-785-4166; fax, 202-822-0068;
Robert Peregoy, managing attorney.

310
K St., Suite 708, Anchorage, AK  99507;
phone, 907-276-0680; fax, 907-276-2466, Lare Aschenbrenner, managing attorney.

website:  http://www.narf.org 

National
Indian Law Library, Native American Rights Fund:  Indian law/related materials; library contains records on every
major Indian law case since the 1950’s; 1522 Broadway, Boulder, CO  80302; phone, 303-447-8760; fax,
303-443-7776; Laura Rosenthal, technical services assistant.

Office
of Tribal Justice, U.S. Department of Justice: 
federal office serves to develop and coordinated Department of Justice
policies on Native issues; serves as a liaison between tribes and the federal
government; 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NE, Washington, DC  20530; phone 202-514-8812; fax, 202-514-9078;
website: http://www.usdoj.gov/otj/otj.html
; director, Thomas LeClaire.

Museums

Alaska Native Heritage Center:  An interactive museum and heritage center
which features live performances by storytellers, dancers and musicians.  On-site Native craft persons work at the
center, which also features outdoor villages and indigenous plantings; phone,
800-315-6608, and 907-330-8000; fax, 907-330-8030; website:  www.alaskanative.net 

Buffalo
Bill Historical Center:  serves as a
research library and museum devoted to Northern Plains Indians; 720 Sheridan
Ave., Cody, WY  82414; phone,
307-587-4771; fax, 307-578-4003; Nathan Bender, library curator; Emma Hansen,
museum curator. (see also Culture)

Cherokee
National Historical Society:  serves to
preserve and provide information on the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma; P.O. Box
515, Tahlequah, OK  74465; phone,
918-456-6007; fax, 918-456-6465; Mac R. Harris, executive director. (see also
Culture)

Eiteljorg
Museum:  specializing in Native and
American West art and artifacts; 500 West Washington St., Indianapolis, IN  46204; phone, 317-636-9378; fax,
317-264-1724; website:  http://www.eiteljor.org
; curator of Native American art and culture, Ray
Gonyea; manager of communications, Cindy Dashnaw

Heard
Museum: one of the finest on-going collection s of contemporary Native fine
arts; collection includes traditional Native arts of the southwest; 22 East
Monte Vista Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004; phone, 602-252-8840; fax, 602-252-9757; website: 
http://www.heard.org ;  marketing communications manager, Juliet
Martin/ e-mail: jmartin@heard.org ; executive director, Martin Sullivan

Institute
of American Indian Arts:  federally
chartered private college devoted exclusively to the study and practice of
American Indian and Alaska Native arts and culture; 108 Cathedral Place, Santa
Fe, NM  87501; toll free,
1-800-804-6423; phone, 505-983-4311; fax,
505-988-6273; Della Warrior, interim president; website: http://www.iaiancad.org 
(see also Arts and Education)

Museum
of the Cherokee Indian:  newly
refurbished, interactive museum focusing on the history of the Cherokee.  The museum is an interpretive facility for
the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, supports an archive with more than 1400
published volumes and other media, publishes the Journal of Cherokee Studies,
and sponsors an Artisan Series which showcases both ancient and modern art
forms.  Gift shop ranked as one of the
finest museum shops; Hwy. 441 and Drama Road, Cherokee, NC 28719; phone, 828-497-3481;
e-mail:  Chermus@Dnet.net 

National Policy (pertaining to Native
people)

(see also U.S. Congress)

Americans for Indian
Opportunity: serves to improve relationships between Native tribes and
corporations, and federal agencies; 681 Juniper Hill Rd., Bernalillo, NM 87004;
phone, 505-867-0278; fax, 505-867-0441; 
LaDonna Harris, president.

American Indian research and
Policy Institute:  non-profit; serves as
a center for research, policy development and education; 749 Simpson St., St.
Paul, MN  55104; phone, 612-644-1728;
fax, 612-644-0740; website:  http://www.airpi.org.airpiw_2.htm
; e-mail: airpi@gold.tc.umn.edu ; John
Poupart, director.

Bureau of Indian Affairs,
U.S. Department of the Interior:  federal agency mandated to work in government-to government relationship
with federally recognized tribes (554); provides service/funds for education,
law enforcement, social services, and others; 1849 C St. NW, MS-4140,
Washington, DC 20240; phone, 202-219-4150; fax, 202-501-1516; website:  http://www.doi.gov/bureau-indian-affairs.html
; Thomas Sweeney, public
affairs chief.

Friends Committee for
National Legislation/Native  American
Affairs Office; advocates for, and lobbies Congress on Native issues;
newsletters, The Indian Report and FCNL Native American Legislative Updates
analyze and inform on legislation affecting Native people; 245 Second St., NE,
Washington, D.C. 20002-5795; phone, 202-547-6000; fax, 202-547-6019;  phone, 202-547-6000; fax, 202-547-6019; Aura
Kanegis, legislative advocate for Native American Affairs. (see also Advocacy)

The General Board of Church
and Society of The United Methodist Church; advocates for, lobbies Congress and
other national and international organizations, issues of social justice,
including concerns of Native and indigenous peoples; two offices:

--Washington D.C.
office--100 Maryland Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C. 2000; fax, 202-488-5619

--New York office--Church
Center for The United Nations, 777 UN Plaza, New York, New York 10017; phone,
212-682-3633; fax, 212/682-5354

(see also Advocacy)

National Congress of
American Indians:  Native organization;
serves as the principal lobbying and advocacy group for Native people; updates
tribes on federal policy-making; provides information on Native issues on all
levels of government; 1301 Connecticut Avenue NW, Second Floor, Washington, DC
20036; phone, 202-466-7767; fax, 202-466-7797; executive director, JoAnn Chase;
president W. Ron Allen.  (see also
Advocacy)

Office of American Indian
Trust:  federal agency mandated with the
responsibility of overseeing/implementing policies affecting Native trust
(assets and resources: esp. land/water rights): U.S. Department of the
Interior, 1849 C St., NW, MS-2472 MIB, Washington, D.C. 20240; phone,
202-208-3338; fax, 202-208-7503; website:  http://www.doi.gov/oait
; director, Elizabeth Lohah Homer.

Prisons (also rights of Native prisoners)

Native American Support
Group of Utah:  serves to offer support
and guidance to incarcerated Native persons within the state of Utah; 1255
North 400 East St., Bountiful, UT 
84010; phone, 801-299-1363; no available fax; contact, Art Tracey.

Native American Prisoners
Support Group (Colorado):  charitable;
offers assistance with the cultural and spiritual needs of Native persons incarcerated
in the state of Colorado; Box 1331, Buena vista, CO  81211; phone, 719-395-3670; fax, 719-395-8826; coordinator,
Suzanne MacDonald.

Seeds

CORNS:  living seed bank; est. 1942; serves to
collect rare, endangered, and heirloom corn for distribution to the public and
educational institutions; conducts spring planting ceremonials and fall seed
gatherings;  Route 1, Box 32, Turpin,
OK  73950; phone, 580-778-3615; no available
fax;  owner, Carl Barnes.

Native Seed/SEARCH:  living seed bank; collects and preserves
rare and endangered seeds of all types of Native crops; serves to preserve
traditional Native farming methods; provides a wealth of information on
treating diabetes with traditional southwestern food crops; publishes a
quarterly catalog; provides sample seed packets at no cost to Native people;
526 North 4th Ave., Tucson, AZ  85705;
phone, 520-622-5561; fax, 520-622-5591; website:  http://desert.net/seeds/home.htm
; e-mail:  nss@azstarnet.com ; executive director, Angelo Joaquin Jr.

U.S. Congress

Committee on Indian Affairs, U.S. Senate:  wide-range policymaking, including education, gaming, health land management, loans, federal trust responsibilities, and tribal claims against the government of the United States; 838 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510; phone, 202-224-2251; fax, 202-224-5429; website:  http://www.senate.gov/~scia/; Majority staff director, Gary Bohnee; Minority staff director, Patricia Zell; secretary, Chris Changery.

Committee on Resources, U. S. House of Representatives: policymaking related to the budget for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Native lands, water rights and issues of federal funding; 1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515; phone 202-225-2761; fax, 202-226-4631; website:  http://www.house.gov/resources/; communications director, Steve Hansen;
e-mail:  steve.hansen@mail.house.gov 

U.S. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell: (Rep.-CO) Chairman, Indian Affairs committee; 380 Russell, Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510; phone, 202-224-5852; fax, 202-224-1933; website:  http://www.senate.gov/senator/campbell.html
press secretary, Audrey Hudson

U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye: (Dem.-HI) Vice-chairman of Senate Indian Affairs Committee, 722 Hart Building, Washington, D.C. 20510; phone, 202-224-3934; fax, 202-224-6747; website:  http://www.senate.gov/~inouye/ press secretary, Michele Konishi

Women (Native)

Indigenous Women’s Network:  Native activists; promotion issues pertaining to indigenous women in North, Central and South America; P.O. Box 2967, Rapid City, SD 57709-2967; phone, 605-399-0867; fax, 605-343-6586; website: http://www.honomrearth.com/iwn/ ; e-mail: LpLakotta@rapidnet.com ; executive director, Lori Pourier.

Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center: 
information and guidance services pertaining to reproductive rights, domestic abuse/violence, environment, and the rights of Native people:  P.O. Box 572, Lake Andes, SD 57356; phone, 605-487-7072; fax, 605-487-7964; website:  http://www.nativeshop.org; e-mail:  nativewoman@igc.apc.org

Youth

In-Care Network, Inc: 
A non-profit Native American foster care agency providing care for special needs Indian children, ages infant to 18 years of age.  A holistic approach, based on the Medicine Wheel, is used to maintain cultural heritage and bring healing in the midst of severe emotional or medical problems.  Provides transitional living programs for late teens.  All programs seek to build self-esteem in children and youth. 2906 2nd Avenue North, Suite 316, Billings, MT  59101; phone, 1-800-359-5070, and 406-256-8388; fax, 406-294-9619; Executive Director, William Snell, Jr.

Indian Youth of America:  serves to develop cultural and educational opportunities of Native children and youth; 609 Badgerow Building, P.O. Box 2786, Sioux City, IA 51106; phone, 712-252-3230; fax, 712-252-3712; executive director, Patricia Trudell Gordon (see also Children and Education)

Migizi Communications Inc.:  serves to develop
web sites and train Native youth in developing computer skills; 3123 East Lake St., No. 200, Minneapolis, MN  55406; phone, 612-721-6631; fax, 612-721-3936; website:  http://www.migizi.org; president, Laura Waterman Wittstockk; e-mail:  lwittstock@migizi.org 

United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) Inc.: 142 affiliates of a national network serving to promote personal development, citizenship, and leadership among native American youth; P.O. Box 25042, Oklahoma City, OK 73125; phone, 405-326-2800; fax, 405-971-1971; website:  http://www.unityinc.org; e-mail:  unity@unityinc.org ; executive director, J.R. Cook.

Dream Weavers, Ltd.:  provides seminars for elementary, middle and high school, tribal and urban communities; intervention and prevention strategies for rural and urban Native American nations; focuses on traditional values as prevention/recovery for domestic violence, alcoholism, and gangs; 4721 West Wahalla Lane, Glendale, AZ  85308; phone 602-492-9433; fax, 602-492-9520; e-mail: WAKIYA@aol.com ; director, Wauneta Lone Wolf  (see also Children and Gangs)


 
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