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United American Indian Involvement, Inc.

United American Indian Involvement, Inc. (UAII), the largest comprehensive provider of health and human services for Native Americans in Southern California, will celebrate the transition of its headquarters facility to a new location, at 1453 W. Temple St. in Los Angeles, with grand opening ceremonies on Saturday, August 27, 2022. The ceremony will mark an important milestone for United American Indian Involvement, with expanded client care spaces and a newly-integrated Dental Unit increasing its reach as a trusted resource in the urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) community. Of more than 3,000 American Indian/Alaska Native clients, United American Indian Involvement represents over 200 federally-recognized Tribes.

As part of United American Indian Involvement’s new headquarters grand opening, events will include:

  • Kickoff remarks in partnership with LA Supporters and Allies
  • Ceremonial activities, song, and dance with Native American performance artists including Hoop Dancer Sage Andrew Romero, MMIW Ribbon Skirt Dance, Apache Roundance, and Dancers from the Gila River Indian Community (AZ)
  • Health Fair featuring drop-in COVID vaccinations, interactive health screenings, open house-style facility tours, indigenous cultural speakers, and more.
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United American Indian Involvement is holding a grand opening and community celebration for the organization's new Echo Park, Los Angeles headquarters on August 27, 2022.

United American Indian Involvement is holding a grand opening and community celebration for the organization's new Echo Park, Los Angeles headquarters on August 27, 2022.

“The needs of Native people can often remain invisible in the urban landscape,” said Vice President of Development Joseph Quintana, noting United American Indian Involvement’s long history of service in LA’s most impoverished communities. “The truth is, we’re home to one of the most richly diverse Native populations in the nation.” The metropolitan region encompassing Los Angeles and Orange counties is home to more American Indian/Alaska Native people than any region in the US, totaling approximately 195,000 residents. “90% of Native Americans live in dense urban areas, 15% in Greater LA alone, and we are thrilled to be able to reach even more of our community members than ever at our new home,” Quintana said.

For details on the United American Indian Involvement HQ grand opening/ community celebration, as well as an updated events schedule and resource guide, visit https://fb.me/e/1ZUMxFEpY

About United American Indian Involvement, Inc.

Founded by Baba Cooper, Lakota, and Marian Zucco, Paiute, United American Indian Involvement began as a small drop-in shelter in 1974 on the streets of Skid Row in downtown LA, evolving over its 48-year history to a whole-person health and human services care model. Long before these practices were formally recognized by the wider healthcare field, United American Indian Involvement integrated primary medical care with mental health, addiction treatment, youth activities, eldercare, and family wraparound support for urban Native families. As a licensed California Department of Public Health clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center (LAL), an Urban Indian Health Organization, and a 510(c)(3) nonprofit, United American Indian Involvement is committed to working with our community, reaching out to the larger Native American population to break generational cycles of trauma, improve social determinants of health, and build bridges to lifelong health equity. Visit www.UAII.org for details.

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