WHO WE ARE
Apache Indigenous Defenders, Inc., AID, Inc., (formerly Apache Indian Development, Inc.) is incorporated in the State of New Mexico as a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization located in Dulce, New Mexico the heart of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. Over the years, AID, Inc. has been responsible for a number of initiatives geared toward improving the economic, social and quality of life for the community. Notable initiatives include funding/support for
- the Best Western Jicarilla Inn,
- Decade of Hope,
- the Centennial Park,
- KCIE Radio and
- numerous activities for youth.
On April 2009, the Apache Indian Development, Inc. Board of Directors chose to change their name to Apache Indigenous Defenders, Inc. The old AID, Inc. served its purpose very well by causing visible changes to the community in economic, communication, beautification and social concerns. Over the years, AID, Inc. had experience several changes in leadership, decreases in donations and overall empathy for the organization.
In 2009, the budget was less than $6,000 and grants amounted to $35,000 with most of it flow through funds coming from the Jicarilla Apache Nation.
In 2009, the Board of Directors made up of eleven members of the community held a number of meetings to discuss the future of AID, Inc. and to restructure, strategize and inject new purpose into the organization. At the helm of the transformation is Lorene Willis, former Director for the Jicarilla Apache Cultural Affairs Office.
2010 marks a new journey for AID, Inc. With increased concerns for global warming and changes in weather patterns, the Apache Indigenous Defenders, Inc., believe that now is the time to strengthen the Apache ways among the people. Now is the time to share these teachings with others and to engage human beings in the discussion regarding Naagosan (Mother Earth). Native prophecies predict that there will be a hoop of hoops that will circle the world.
AID, Inc. invites you to become involved. To bring into being the impossible. We are a small organization who intends to create a family of people, just like us, who want to see respect, love, unity and faith restored to the human race.
E-mail: email@example.com to see how you can become involved.