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  • North American Indian Association
    Profit Native American Organization Our mission is to promote self sufficiency for Native Americans through education assistance employment training and awareness of available human services We aim to foster and preserve Native American culture and heritage Please help support the North American Indian Association of Detroit Please help support the North American Indian Association of Detroit Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with our organization Enter

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  • North American Indian Association - History
    President Mrs Marie Plecher Herman Secretary Mrs Hannah Stonefish Aikens Treasurer In the beginning of the North American Indian Club dues were 50 cents per member per year but this later changed to one dollar per year Around that time a donation was given to the YMCA each year for the use of their facilities in addition they encouraged members to apply for membership at the YMCA as well but it was not a requirement The primarily purpose of the club was to provide opportunities for Natives to meet and enjoy social recreational and cultural activities sporting events dinner dances pow wows and employment resources were and still remain some of the regular activities the club sponsored Since 1940 the years have brought about many changes including the name of our organization but we our one and the same under the new and standing name The North American Indian Association In 1972 the articles of incorporation for the club were filled with the state and the club became the North American Indian Association of Detroit Inc The club was now a Michigan corporation licensed and authorized to do business The first office was located at 19317 Fenmore in Detroit This was the home of NAIA s first resident agent Russ Wright In 1973 NAIA was granted exemption from federal income tax by the Internal Revenue Service as a non profit business and was empowered to conduct business exclusively for charitable and educational purposes This allowed contributions made to NAIA tax deductible At this point in its history the NAIA and its supporters realized that its activities would be more complex and more difficult to manage The club blossomed into a business staff positions were created An accountant and NAIA s first Executive Director Dean George were hired NAIA s first official office was located in George s living room in Detroit He officially began conducting new business on August 12 1974 By the end of 1974 the organization had successfully competed for three grants enabling the club to do more to assist Natives in the metro Detroit area NAIA and friends soon decided to form an entity called the Detroit Indian Center The center served as a focal point and provided services to natives according to the grant guidelines The three major grants that we had were CETA DOL ANA and DAAA Over the years NAIA out grew prior residences and after three major moves NAIA headquarters now rests at 22720 Plymouth Road in Detroit since 1987 The 1980 s were astronomical for the Indian Center we had CETA which later became JTPA which changed again in 2000 to WIA INAP who we still receive federal funding from the department of labor Under department of labor funds we operated satellite offices had six full time staff and expanded our employment and training programs to an all time high With the success of CETA we reached out to other funding sources and became successful in having various programs such as day

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  • North American Indian Association - Announcements
    getting these free tickets 6 per Veteran please send an email with their name address phone number and email address and the contact person will get back with them and get them the tickets First come first serve The contact person for this announcement is Michelle Kosick and she can be reached at michelle davmichigan com Thank you Please help support the North American Indian Association of Detroit Please help

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  • North American Indian Association - Calendar
    the North American Indian Association of Detroit Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with our organization Enter your e mail address below E Mail Announcements Community News WIA INAP Elders Emergency Food DAAA Outreach Assistance Library

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  • North American Indian Association - Services
    normal business hours and we will be sure to help you Elders Program NAIA s Elder Program is currently self supporting Our Elders gather here everyday to take part in our food and friendship lunch s Which are provided by Detroit Area Agency on Aging DAAA As part of the DAAA criteria our qualifying Elders must be at least 60yrs of age to receive a lunch DAAA asks for a 2 donation however it is not mandatory Lunch is normally served at 12 noon each day with no lunches being served on normal NAIA observed holidays Our Elders here at NAIA have come together in support of each other they share concerns stories rides and laughter with all who come to take part In their time together the Elders have formed a group a group that shares in fundraising crafts bake sales exercise field trips and resources Come and contribute do your part Every Wednesday here at NAIA we have our health and fitness day Mr Derek Beavers our Outreach Coordinator helps to facilitate an exercise class and give our Elders valuable health and wellness information Wednesdays also brings BINGO to NAIA our staff usually starts the calling around 11 30am DAAA has awarded NAIA with a 3 year diabetes awareness grant where we can out reach to our Elders and provide Diabetic information and assistance We are always looking for new ideas which we can bring to our Elders as well as new ways of encouraging our Elders to come and participate If you are over 60 and are looking for something to do please come in and be a part of our Elders Program Food Assistance Emergency Food Assistance Application DAAA Outreach Assistance Senior Intake Form Library The library is located down in the basement and is usually

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  • North American Indian Association - Member
    that the center was providing along with the eligibility process letters from the Editor and Executive Director community announcements featured writings artwork from clients or community members and a calendar of events In today s Native Sun while holding onto the original format we have created a new trendy community newsletter that we hope all we appreciate and enjoy The newsletter includes a letter from the Board of Directors President Executive Director intertribal recipes program updates agency listings Native American news stories announcements community profiles new Kid s Page community calendar helping tips cultural language spread membership application and much more The native sun produces 6 fully illustrated issues a year which are free if we have your e mail on our ever growing e blast list If you don t have an e mail but are still interested in the native sun no problem just fill out the native sun subscription form and send it back to us with 10 00 Because the native sun covers its own expenses we have to charge a subscription fee of 10 00 to cover postage paper and ink costs to all hard copy recipients January February 2011 November December 2010 September October

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  • North American Indian Association - Photo Album
    is enlarged look for the Next Tab in the top right corner to scroll through Please help support the North American Indian Association of Detroit Please help support the North American Indian Association of Detroit Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with our organization Enter your e mail address below E Mail Announcements Community News WIA INAP Elders Emergency Food DAAA Outreach Assistance Library Home History

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  • North American Indian Association - Native Hands Gallery
    NAIA staff and managed by Program s Manager Sarah Brant The hours of operation are 10am 3pm Monday through Friday The Native Hands Gallery is open to the public and all are welcome to drop in In the gallery we strive to showcase our local Artisans and Crafters by offering a consignment program so if you have crafts you want to sell just gives us a call it only takes a few minutes to set up Our current inventory includes Native Pride Hats Large assortment of Leaning Tree greeting cards Wide assortment of beads Beading materials Pow wow craft supplies Fine Native American Jewelry Native American Books Native Print Material by the yard Our inventory also includes a large variety of locally made Beadwork pieces Sweet grass baskets Lanyards Barrettes Carry all bags Headbands Earrings Necklace sets Jingle Dress Native Magnets Please see our promotions link at the bottom of this page for various sales All current members of the NAIA receive a 10 members discount when shopping with us We hope to see you there Click here for our 10 Off Member Coupon Please help support the North American Indian Association of Detroit Please help support the North American

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