• American Indians Serve in the U.S. Military

    American Indians Serve in the U.S. Military in Greater Numbers Than Any Ethnic Group and Have Since the Revolution On this Memorial Day holiday, as we remember those who have given their lives in service to our country while protecting the freedoms […]


    • Chickasaw Raymond Harvey

      Native American Raymond Harvey   Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Army, Company C, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division Place and date: Vicinity of Taemi-Dong, Korea, March 9, 1951 Entered service at: Pasadena, Calif. Born: March 1, 1920 Ford City, Pennsylvania G.O. […]


      • Aivmi Board Member running for North Carolina Senate

        North Carolina Senate candidate Laurel Deegan-Fricke is running in the capital city of Raleigh.   Mark Trahant / TrahantReports There is a hundred dollars-a-plate fundraiser planned on August 21 for Laurel Deegan-Fricke. She’s a member of the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation and running in […]


        • Native American WWI Volunteers

          Native Americans Volunteer for WWI   Life on reservations was difficult for Native Americans prior to the war due to low levels of development and lack of economic opportunities. In 1939, the median income for Native American males living on reservations was $500, […]


          • Ace Sioux Pappy

            Gregory “Pappy” Boyington (December 4, 1912 – January 11, 1988) was an American combat pilot who was a United States Marine Corps fighter ace during World War II. He received both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. Boyington was initially […]


            • Red Cloud

              Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr.    (2 July 1925 – 5 November 1950) was a Marine in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, and later a soldier in the United States Army during the Korean War. Corporal Red Cloud posthumously […]


              • AIVMI President Bowers in Washington

                May 30, 2016 AIVMI President Stephen Bowers in Seminole dress vest is at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Gala in Washington, DC, to his right Secretary of State Colin Powell, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, retiring Founder of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Jan […]


                • Natives & the Military: 10 Facts You Might Not Know

                  Considering American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans have served in every branch of the U.S. Military for well over the past 200 years, It goes without saying that their efforts and histories of distinguished services should be recognized. In addition to any […]


                  • Creek Ernest L. Childers – Medal of Honor Recipient WWII

                      Ernest Childers (February 1, 1918 – March 17, 2005) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his valorous actions in World War II. Childers was born in […]


                    • Seminoles Wars

                      The Seminole Wars, also known as the Florida Wars, were three conflicts in Florida between the Seminole—the collective name given to the amalgamation of various groups of Native Americans and African Americans who settled in Florida in the early 18th century—and the […]