The mission of American Indian Community House (AICH) is to improve and promote the well-being of the American Indian Community and to increase the visibility of American Indian cultures in an urban setting in order to cultivate awareness, understanding and respect.
AICH is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization serving the needs of Native Americans residing in New York City.
AICH was founded in 1969, by Native American volunteers as a community-based organization, mandated to improve the status of Native Americans, and to foster inter-cultural understanding.
AICH membership is currently composed of Native Americans from 72 different tribes. Native American migration between urban centers and reservations demonstrates the inter-relatedness of all Native Americans, and from this reality emerges the recognition that our issues and concerns are truly shared.
AICH Volunteer Executive Director: Curtis Harris-Davia (San Carlos Apache)
Board of Directors
AICH Chairperson: Rick Chavolla (Kumeyaay)
AICH Vice-Chairperson: Lance Richmond (Mohawk)
AICH Secretary: James Cody Silas (Blackfeet/Salish/Lumbee)
AICH Treasurer: Frances Grumbly (Mohawk)
Renee Hunter (Shinnecock)
John Scott-Richardson (Haiiwa-Saponi)
Cynthia Kent (Southern Ute)
Betty Lyons (Onondaga)
George Stonefish (Delaware/Chippewa)
AICH Volunteer Staff Members
Aru Apaza, Noel Altaha, Mary Brown, Claudette Bryant, Tony Enos, Melissa Oakes, Anastasia McAllister, Sheldon Raymore, Shawnee Rice, Phillip Stands, Genesis Tuyuc, Patricia Tarrant