American Indian Community House (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.

Celebrate over 50 years of culture and community

with us at www.aich50winters.com

AICH is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization serving the needs of Native Americans residing in New York City.

Our Mission

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.

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Our Community

The AICH community 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.

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AICH Staff

Iakowi:he'ne' Oakes 

Executive Director (2019) Snipe Clan, Kanien'kehá:ka/People of the Flint, Iroquois Confederacy

Sheldon Raymore

Deputy Director (2018) 

Cheyenne River Sioux

Tanis Parenteau

Events and Media Manager

Métis Nation of Alberta and is of Cree descent

Tatiana Benally

Social Impact Coordinator

Diné Bikeyah (Navajo Nation)

Ty Defoe

Native Theater Organizer & Cultural Consultant

Ojibwe and Oneida Nation

Ryan Opalanietet Pierce

Native Theater Organizer

Nanticoke Lenni Lenape

Anthony Enos

Two-Spirit Content and Web Development 


Emily Preis

Junior Organizer/ Executive Assistant

Osage Nation

Jolie Cloutier

Junior Organizer/Program Assistant

Onondaga Nation (People of the Hills)

Aru Apaza

Amara Nation

Garden & Archive Manager

Social Impact Program Assitant & Translator

Carlos Rodriguez

Purepecha & Taino descendent

AICH Historical Archive Project

Board of Directors 2020-21

George Stonefish

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Delaware Lenape First Nation

Renee Hunter


Shinnecock Nation

Frances Grumbley


Mohawk of Akwesasne


Loran Thompson


Kanienʼkehá꞉ka Mohawk Nation

Lance Richmond


Mohawk of Akwesasne

Mary Brown she/her/hers

Cherokee Nation Citizen 

Joseph Pierce, he/his/him

Cherokee Nation Citizen

Ryan'Opalanietet' Pierce he/his/him

Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Citizen

Younghawk Bautista-Madosh


Chippewa from The Lac Du Flambeau Band

of Lake Superior

Chippewa Indians

James Cody Silas

American Indian Community House

39 Eldridge St, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10002

(646) 575-3638

The American Indian Community House (AICH) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization serving the needs of Native Americans residing in New York City.

We Need Your Support Today!

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