Friday, 22 September 2017



“It is so important to expose Indian youth to other cultures and territories outside their own.  Most of our youth are stuck on their own reservations; to travel from our territory to the Pacific and the Sierra Mountains was a huge growing experience for our youth.”

- O. Lyons, Onondaga Nation




Available for Purchase!

Pauline Whitesinger, Diné (Navajo) Elder from Big Mountain, Navajo Nation, proviced a pre-recorded keynote for the 2008 Ancient Voices Forum at the Flathead Reservation in Montana. Click Here to purchase this video for $12.50.



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Flathead Council Arbor      Rites of Passage      Ancient Voices gathering

Navajo Tradtional Youth Initiative

Diné for Wild Horses is a cultural youth project created with the peoples of the Na’hooká Diné to revive their sacred legacy and spiritual connection with the majestic horse that has helped their people survive and endure as a culture. Learn More

Important Announcement: Eric Noyes has announced his resignation as Executive Director of the American Indian Institute after almost 17 years as a member of the staff. The Board of Trustees and the many friends of the Institute acknowledge with gratitude his generation of service to the Traditional Circle of Elders and Youth. As the Board and the Traditional Circle are working closely together in furthering the mission of the Two Circles, Eric’s absence will be felt. We wish for him the very best and pray for his success and good health.






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