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"We weren't looking for any donations, we were just trying to adjust to being without what we normally have." The Port Graham Aleuts were hard hit by the Alaska oil spill that year.
"I found out that this occurred amongst many people and that a lot of that money went to [the AIHF president's] program, her wage, her staff." My investigation showed similar dubious practices by the National Relief Charities, the Native American Heritage Association, the Southwest Indian Foundation, and the Southwest Indian Children's Fund.
The donation was made in 1991 by American Indian Heritage Foundation (AIHF), a charity in Falls Church, VA, which had solicited funds on behalf of the Port Graham tribe but had not consulted with the Port Graham people.