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What Is The AIAC?
Created by the Legislative Act in 1984, the Alabama Indian Affairs Commission (AIAC) represents more than 38,000 American Indian families who are residents of the State of Alabama.

Why Does AIAC Exist?
Recognizing the unique cultural and sociological needs of Alabama’s “invisible minority”, the Legislature specifically charged AIAC to… “…deal fairly and effectively with Indian affairs; to bring local, state, federal resources into focus…for Indian citizens of the State of Alabama; to provide aid…assist Indian Communities…promote recognition of the right of Indians to pursue cultural and religious traditions…” Noting that charge for action, AIAC is placed in a liaison/advocacy role between the various departments of governments and the Indian people of our tribal communities. AIAC stands alone to represent the Indian people of Alabama who wish to stand together with their fellow citizens while maintaining their own cultural and ethnic heritage. 

Commission Staff

Commission Chairperson
Paige Berry

Executive Director
Charles B. Mask

Finance Manager
Jo Ann Ledbetter

Administrative Assistant
Sheila P. Jackson
Contact Us
Ph: (334) 240-0998
Fax: (334) 240-3408

Due to limited staffing, we request that you call before visiting the office to ensure someone will be present for your visit.