Below are links to news articles and press releases.
- March 4, 2013
LaDonna Harris to Appear on "New Mexico in Focus," in Conjunction with PBS Documentary "MAKERS: Women Who Make America"
ALBUQUERQUE, MARCH 1, 2013 — LaDonna Harris (Comanche), president and founder of Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO), will be featured on New Mexico PBS’s “New Mexico in Focus,” in conjunction with the PBS documentary “MAKERS: Women Who Make America.” The special will air on New Mexico PBS (KNME) March 8, 2013 at 7:00pm MDT.
- September 5, 2012
AIO Board of Directors to Visit Lawton, Comanche Nation College
Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO) will hold its annual Board of Directors meeting on Friday, September 28, 2012, at the Comanche Nation College in Lawton, OK.
- June 22, 2012
AIO Helps Facilitate Historic Connection Between Indigenous Schools in the U.S. and New Zealand
Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO), in continued partnership with Albuquerque's Native American Community Academy (NACA), organized an international cultural exchange to Aotearoa (New Zealand), May 28 – June 9, 2012, for students in the school's first graduating class.
- June 21, 2012
Executive Director of AIO Bicycles Muscogee Creek Trail of Tears Route in Support of Ambassador
Laura Harris (Comanche), Executive Director of the national nonprofit organization Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO), participated in the Ocmulgee to Okmulgee Muscogee (Creek) Nation Trail of Tears Bicycle Tour, June 12 – 14, 2012.
- May 25, 2012
LaDonna Harris Appointed First Comanche Nation Ambassador to Spain and Castilla-La Mancha
LaDonna Harris (Comanche), President and Founder of Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO), was appointed on May 16, 2012 as the first Comanche Nation Ambassador to Spain and Castilla-La Mancha by Chairman of the Comanche Nation, Johnny Wauqua.
- May 21, 2012
Johnny Depp Adopted into Comanche Nation, Honors His Native Heritage
In The Lone Ranger, currently in production, Johnny Depp plays the role of Tonto, a Comanche Indian. On Wednesday, May 16, 2012, during a traditional ceremony, Depp was adopted into the Comanche Nation.
- March 22, 2012
Americans for Indian Opportunity, American Indian Ambassadors Travel to Portland for Fourth Gathering of the Ambassadors Program
On March 22, Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO) departs for Portland for the fourth and final Gathering of the 2010/11 class of the Ambassadors Program.
- February 15, 2012
AIO Sends Public Statement in Support of Ainu Political Party
Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO), a national nonprofit organization, sent a public statement of support in January, as the Ainu formed their own political party—a historic moment for the Indigenous peoples in Japan.
- October 14, 2011
LaDonna Harris to receive the Spirit of the Heard Award
LaDonna Harris (Comanche), president of Americans for Indian Opportunity and a nationally-known tribal rights advocate, has been named as the 8th Spirit of the Heard.
- June 9, 2011
LaDonna Harris receives Lifetime Achievement Award & Wordcarfter of the Year Award
At the start of a warm summer LaDonna Harris, Founder and
President of Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO) receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from the
Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) and Wordcrafter of the Year Award from Wordcraft Circle of
Native Writers and Storytellers, in collaboration with the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.