Barriers to infrastructure development on tribal lands has historically impacted American Indians negatively, impeding their inherent right and ability to benefit from various forms of land-use and development. AIIA seeks to solve this problem through strategic lobbying and legislative efforts aimed at state and federal policymakers. Our goal is to ensure that any industry looking to develop on tribal lands — whether it be water, energy, telecommunications or transportation — is able to do so without unnecessary and burdensome regulations or restrictions.
This includes working to pass state and federal legislation that will position tribal lands as favorable places to do business while defeating legislation with adverse effects.
AIIA is a newly formed registered 501(c)6 organization with a board of directors and two advisory boards. The organization is headquartered in Washington, DC, with regional offices across the Western United States and growing.