National Native American Organizations

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Professional Organizations

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships and other support for the American Indian students. Tribal colleges, the vast majority of which are located on or near reservations, provide opportunity and access to post-secondary education where once there was none. Offering accredited degrees while keeping Indian culture and tradition at the heart of their curricula, tribal colleges are changing the face of Indian education, one graduate at a time.
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The American Indian Science & Engineering Society mission is to increase substantially the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and other related technology disciplines.
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The Native American Journalists Association serves and empowers Native journalists through programs and actions designed to enrich journalism and promote Native cultures.
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Native American Public Telecommunications stories with the world through support of the creation, promotion and distribution of Native media.
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Other Organizations

The American Indian Policy Center (AIPC) was founded in 1992, as a non-profit serving the Midwest Indian community. It was born out of a decade's worth of discussions among the founding group of American Indian professionals. What was needed, in the view of the founders, was a forum for American Indians and the wider community to discuss the challenges of contemporary Indian life--a place for diverse and divergent voices and perspectives.
Today the Center focuses on research, policy development and education on critical Indian issues. We sponsor two annual forums on significant issues of public policy, from primary education to preservation of treaty rights. We also work to expand research on Indian issues using a unique model of Reality-Based Research.
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The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is a non-profit 501c(3) organization that provides legal representation and technical assistance to Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide - a constituency that often lacks access to the justice system.
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