Welcome to American Indian Society of Washington, DC

Welcome to American Indian Society of Washington, DC

Welcome to American Indian Society of Washington, DCWelcome to American Indian Society of Washington, DCWelcome to American Indian Society of Washington, DC

Community Support, Cultural Education, Common Ground


Natives Honored

Natives Honored

Natives Honored

Visit our Blog to read about "Dazzling Lorelei", feature of the latest episode of Marvel's Hero Project.  She will be attending the 20th Annual Morning Star Celebration. 

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Natives Honored

Natives Honored

Vern's B-Day Party on New Year's Day.  Go to Current Events for more info

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Native Resources

Native Resources

Native Resources

Outside resources related to Native American issues


Native Resources

Native Resources

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In Memory


Mitchell Bush

Mitchell Bush

Mitchell Bush

Mitchell Bush

Mitchell Bush

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.

About Us


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:

  •    to preserve Indian culture and perpetuate Indian tradition;
  •    to promote fellowship among members to all American Indian tribes;
  •    to enlighten the public and encourage better understanding of the Indian people;
  •   and to assist young Indian boys and girls in their academic studies through its Scholarship Program.

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.

Requests from the Community

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.

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We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.

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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)

Contact Us

American Indian Society of Washington, DC

P.O. Box 6431

Falls Church, VA 22040

1701 North Quaker Lane, Alexandria, Virginia 22302, United States

(202) 492-1963


As a volunteer organization, we never close.  Please see our calendar for events.

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