AMERINDA's mission is to promote the indigenous perspective in the arts to a broad audience through the creation of new work in contemporary art forms—visual, performing, literary and media.


I have only rarely witnessed organizations, which proactively seek out artists who may be unaware of the possibilities for support and who are struggling on their own. This hallmark, of facilitating opportunities for growth and exposure of an artist’s work, is a fine example of an organization serving the artistic community and not the reverse. AMERINDA has on two occasions supported my work and I have seen positive results in both cases. AMERINDA sought out my participation, inviting opportunities to share my work.
— Eric Gansworth (Onondaga-Eel Clan) author Extra Indians & Smoke Dancing