Our Community


AICH was founded in 1969, by American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) volunteers as a community-based organization, mandated to improve the status of AI/AN, 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 112,000 AI/AN in New York City.

AICH membership is currently composed of AI/AN from 72 different tribes. AI/ANmigration between urban centers and reservations demonstrates the inter-relatedness of all AI/AN, and from this reality emerges the recognition that our issues and concerns are truly shared.