Established in 1974, the United American Indian Involvement, Inc. (UAII) is a 501(c)3 private, non-profit organization offering a wide array of health and human services to American Indians/Alaskan Native (AIAN) living throughout Los Angeles County. UAII has grown from a small community-based organization providing social services to AIAN living in the Skid Row area within the City of Los Angeles, to a multidisciplinary comprehensive service center meeting the multiple needs of AIAN countywide.
The program is an education and leadership development initiative through community building, using non-traditional and traditional American Indian teaching methods while incorporating Indigenous values. Based upon current evidence-based models across the country, TAMIT will provide a “safety net” of social services in addition to the 4 program elements of (1) academics, (2) college preparation, (3) leadership development, and (4) enhanced learning.
Connecting American Indian and Alaska Native students in the Los Angeles Unified School District with resources and support to promote academic achievement. A program designed to help Native American families in the LAUSD.
Diana Terrazas (Bishop Paiute) is the Manager of Community Outreach.
Along with the annual American Indian Arts Marketplace, the Autry Museum of the American West has Native Voices; which is the only Equity theatre company devoted exclusively to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, and First Nations playwrights. Founded in 1994 by Producing Artistic Director Randy Reinholz (Choctaw) and Producing Executive Director Jean Bruce Scott, Native Voices became the resident theatre company at the Autry Museum of the American West in 1999.