Ms. Rosemary Richmond (Akwesasne Mohawk - Bear Clan) is a third generation member of New York City ’s American Indian community. She has worked for the American Indian Community House since 1975, and has been its Executive Director since 1987. Under her leadership, AICH has grown from a loose consortium of groups and individuals into its present status as a multi-faceted social support and cultural center. AICH serves the Native American Community of New York City with health counseling, education, prevention and referral programs, job training and higher education assistance, alcohol and substance abuse out-patient counseling, food, clothing and limited emergency housing assistance and the first comprehensive HIV/AIDS project in the northeast run by American Indians for American Indians. In addition to these social services, AICH houses an off-off Broadway theater, a performing arts program for Native artists of any media, and a 1,600 square foot art gallery which presents exhibitions of both modern and traditional Native American visual artists. Apart from her work at AICH, Ms. Richmond was a founding member of the Native American Council of NYC, an organization formed to bring Native social issues to the attention of the general public during the events around 1992, and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Indian Health Care Association, a former national organization of Urban Indian health care providers; is a founding member of the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, an organization that raises scholarship funds for American Indian students; and has served on the Democratic National Committee’s American Indian Advisory Council. Currently she serves on New York City’s Workforce Investment Board. For more information, please visit: http://www.aich.org.