American Indian Business Leaders
The mission of AIBL is to increase the representation of American Indians and Alaska Natives in business and entrepreneurial ventures through education and leadership development opportunities.
American Indian Science & Engineering Society
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers.
American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund invests in Native students and tribal college education to transform lives and communities.
American Indian Graduate Center
We provide financial support for American Indians and Alaska Natives seeking higher education, and support them in attaining undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. We partner with Tribes, the federal government, foundations, corporations, and individuals to ensure the growth and sustainability of scholarships.
Advancing equality at the ballot box across Indian Country. Four Directions, Inc., believes voting is within our sacred circle when it comes to preserving our way of life. We are committed to full enfranchisement as a crucial way to navigate a stronger future for our Native communities.
IDRS, Inc. – Indian Dispute Resolution Services
Supporting the efforts of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes to build strong, sustainable Native American communities through programs and services focused on:
Agriculture development, Capacity and organizational development, Dispute resolution training and mediation services, Tribal election services, Small business development programs
MBDA – Office of Native American Business Development (ONABD)
The activities of the Office of Native American Business Development (ONABD) include the provision of direct services to American Indian and Alaska Natives, fostering of intergovernmental and industry collaboration, and promotion of economic and business development opportunities in Indian Country. Community outreach has been a critical component of the ONABD’s work resulting in valuable insight and identification of economic development challenges.
Native American Contractors Association (NACA)
The Mission - To enrich self-determination through preservation and enhancement of government contracting participation based on the unique relationship between Native Americans and the federal government.
Native Americans In Philanthropy
The mission of Native Americans in Philanthropy is to promote equitable and effective philanthropy in Native communities.
Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA)
Formed in 2012, NAFSA is a 501(c)6 trade association located in Washington, D.C that advocates for tribal sovereignty, promotes responsible financial services, and provides better economic opportunity in Indian Country for the benefit of tribal communities.
Native American Rights Fund (NARF)
Since 1971, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) has provided legal assistance to Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide who might otherwise have gone without adequate representation. NARF has successfully asserted and defended the most important rights of Indians and tribes in hundreds of major cases, and has achieved significant results in such critical areas as tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, natural resource protection, and Indian education.
Native American Youth and Family Center
Founded by the community, for the community, NAYA is a family of numerous tribes and voices who are rooted in sustaining tradition and building cultural wealth. We provide culturally-specific programs and services that guide our people in the direction of personal success and balance through cultural empowerment. Our continuum of lifetime services creates a wraparound, holistic healthy environment that is Youth Centered, Family Driven, Elder Guided.
Our mission is to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education
National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
· Protect and enhance treaty and sovereign rights.
· Secure our traditional laws, cultures, and ways of life for our descendants.
· Promote a common understanding of the rightful place of tribes in the family of American governments.
· Improve the quality of life for Native communities and peoples.
THE NATIVE LEARNING CENTER
The Native Learning Center (NLC) offers free Training and Technical Assistance to Native Americans and those working within Indian Country.
Our Mission - The mission of the Native Learning Center is to provide Native Americans with knowledge and skills that improves quality of life through housing related training programs.
Our training promotes the essentials of The Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) for Tribal members and their communities. The NLC is a model activity program of the Seminole Tribe of Florida (STOF) Housing Department and was established in cooperation with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Eastern Woodlands Office of Native American Programs (EWONAP) in 2008.The NLC develops curriculum and delivers training that supports the primary objectives of NAHASDA and EWONAP’s mission of promoting the development of Native housing and housing related activities. The NLC provides participants with best practices curriculum that can be shared with in their Tribal communities.
National Indian Justice Center (NIJC)
The goals of NIJC are to design and deliver legal education, research, and technical assistance programs which seek to improve the quality of life for Native communities and the administration of justice in Indian country.
National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC)
The NUIFC advocates for American Indian families living in urban areas by creating partnerships with tribes, as well as other American Indian organizations, and by conducting research to better understand the barriers, issues, and opportunities facing urban American Indian families.
One of the primary intentions of creating the NUIFC is to ensure access to traditionally excluded organizations and families, and to focus attention on the needs of urban indians. The National Urban Indian Family Coalition is dedicated to remaining an access point for the exchange of ideas and dialogue regarding Urban Indian America.
Native American Financial Officers Association - NAFOA
NAFOA advocates sound economic and fiscal policy, develops innovative training programs in financial management, builds the financial and economic skills of the next generation, and convenes tribal leadership, experienced professionals, and economic partners to meet the challenges of economic growth and change.
National Center for American Indian Economic Development (NCAIED)
Mission - Develop and expand an American Indian private sector which employs Indian labor, increases the number of viable tribal and individual Indian businesses, and positively impacts and involves reservation communities, by establishing business relationships between Indian enterprises and private industry
NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN HOUSING COUNCIL (NAIHC)
NAIHC’s primary mission is to support tribal housing entities in their efforts to provide safe, decent, affordable, and culturally appropriate housing for Native people. The NAIHC was founded in 1974 and for over four decades has provided invaluable training and technical assistance to all tribes and tribal housing entities; provided information to Congress regarding the issues and challenges that tribes face in their housing, infrastructure, and community development efforts; and worked with key federal agencies to ensure their effectiveness in native communities.
ONABEN – Our Native American Business Network
ONABEN’s mission is to support Indigenous individuals, economic development organizations, and communities by increasing opportunities for sustainable economic growth through culturally relevant entrepreneurial training and organizational development.
NATIVE WOMEN LEAD
OUR MISSION - To revolutionize systems and inspire innovation by investing in Native Women in business. We do this by co-creating with and convening our community to build coalition while honoring our culture, creativity, and connections.
TOP 21 NATIVE ORGANIZATIONS TO KNOW
Two Rivers Community Development Corporation
Two Rivers CDC provides individual counseling, group counseling, and training programs for Native Americans and tribes. Fees are assessed based on the nature of program/ needs, demographics of client and travel needs.
There’s More! – Index of Native American Organizations on the Internet