American Indian Movement (Grand Governing Council)

Mission

"Pledged to fight White Man's injustice to Indians, his oppression, persecution, discrimination and malfeasance in the handling of Indian Affairs. No area in North America is too remote when trouble impends for Indians. AIM shall be there to help the Native People regain human rights and achieve restitutions and restorations." (http://www.aimovement.org/ggc/index.html)

Issue areas: Native Americans | 2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

National Congress of American Indians

Mission

"Protect and enhance treaty and sovereign rights; secure our traditional laws, cultures, and ways of life for our descendants; promote a common understanding of the rightful place of tribes in the family of American governments; improve the quality of life for Native communities and peoples." (http://www.ncai.org/about-ncai/mission-history)

Issue areas: Native Americans
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

National Indian Council on Aging

Mission

"The mission of NICOA is to advocate for improved comprehensive health, social services and economic well-being for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders." (http://nicoa.org/nicoa/)

Issue areas: Native Americans | Senior Citizens | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Native American Rights Fund

Mission

"The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is a non-profit 501c(3) organization that provides legal representation and technical assistance to Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide - a constituency that often lacks access to the justice system. NARF focuses on applying existing laws and treaties to guarantee that national and state governments live up to their legal obligations." (http://www.narf.org/about/about_whatwedo.html)

Issue areas: Native Americans
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile