It is with a heavy heart we announce Mitchell Bush was called home at 4:31 PM on March 17, 2018. He was surrounded by Family and friends when he made the journey. Mitchell was one of the founding members and Elders for AIS along with being our First President for the first 25 years of AIS. He continued to be active within the Native Community and AIS throughout its 51 1/2 year history. Mitchell will be missed as he was loved by many. Please keep Mitchell and his family in your prayers.
The American Indian Society of Washington DC, AISDC, was established in 1966 by a group of young American Indian professionals working in Washington DC.
For more than 50 years, AISDC has worked to preserve Indian Culture through teaching and promoting customs and Arts. AIS has put an emphasis on celebrating the unique and rich culture of America's indigenous nations and their contributions to society, promoting health education, and other civic duties that continue to contribute to the social advancement and well-being of American Indian communities.
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For 50 years, the American Indian Society has worked to support the goals it established in 1966:
We hope you will join us to support the next generation of native leaders and continue our work to preserve Indian culture in this nation.
The Society responds to requests for Indian performers at charity benefits, especially for children, those less fortunate, and people in hospitals.
Many paid performances are staged in response to requests by local television and radio stations; scouts and schools; churches, civic and social groups, Federal Agencies, foreign embassies, etc.
The members feel that in this way they can reach the largest number of people - those who might otherwise never see an authentic Indian tribal dance or hear real Indian music.
Each paid performance brings the group funding for scholarships for Indian students. Scholarships are awarded in September of each year.
We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.
AIS monthly meeting is held at 7:30pm on the 1st Wednesday of each month at
The Church of St. Clement, 1701 N Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA 22302.
(Please use the entrance near the playground/parking lot)