Overview / Staff
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.
Robert R. Russell Jr.
Sheila P. Jackson
Ph: (334) 242-2831
Fax: (334) 240-3408