American Indian Community House

Location: 708 Broadway, 8th Fl., New York The American Indian Community House (AICH) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization serving the health, social service, and cultural 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. Since its inception, AICH has grown into a multi-faceted social support agency and cultural center with a staff of 35 that serves the estimated 27,000 Native Americans in New York City. 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. The AICH philosophy is that solutions can be shared as well, AICH provides programs in job training and placement; health services referral; HIV referral and case management services; and counseling programs for alcoholism and substance use. AICH also sponsors programs in cultural enrichment through a performing arts program and the first permanent Native American gallery in New York City. The Gallery is owned and operated by a non profit corporation established by Native Americans living in the New York area. It is the only Native American owned and operated art gallery in New York City. It exhibits the finest contemporary and traditional art, in every media, by both emerging and established Native American artists. The Gallery presents a minimum of four exhibitions each year and presents artists lectures and forums on contemporary Native arts and issues. The artwork on exhibit is offered for sale with only a small commission retained.