NAICCO was originally founded in 1975 by Selma Sully-Walker (Dakota). For over 18 years she served as the Director of NAICCO. Notably, her example of dedication, compassion, and service over those years helped shape and prepare the way for a new generation of leadership among the American Indian and Alaska Native community here in Ohio.
Community Members' Comments:
"NAICCO is an amazing foundation that has revitalized the Native community in Central Ohio tremendously!"
"I'm starting to feel more grounded, like I have roots... You know, the Center is really helping me with that."
"When I'm here with my own people I really feel at home."
"If it weren't for the Indian Center, I don't know where I'd be in my life..."
"The Indian Center makes us all feel like we truly matter... especially the youth and elders."
“One of our primary focuses is to bring healing...”