Phoenix, Arizona



The Phoenix Indian Center, Inc. was established in 1947 to serve the needs of the American Indians who came to downtown Phoenix to sell their arts and crafts or shop for their families. Our people needed a place to receive messages, freshen up and assistance in finding a job or socializing with other Indians in this urban environment. We recognize that as urban people we all have a strong connection to our homeland, our tribe and are living an urban experience.

After several years of using local community volunteers to help maintain the original location of the Center, on Wall Street (in downtown where Cityscape currently exists), the Center received funding and created a more formal structure. Two long term funders of the agency are the Valley of the Sun United Way and the US Department of Labor.

In 1954, the Center incorporated with the State of Arizona as a private non-profit “501(c) (3)” status. Today, the Center is the primary resource of employment, education, cultural enrichment and community engagement for urban American Indians residing in Maricopa County. It is our goal to keep families intact and help them maneuver through the difficult situations they encounter within their extended family unit. Please take some time to visit the services tab to learn more about what we do.


The Phoenix Indian Center is to develop a strong community by providing quality, culturally based job readiness, drug and alcohol prevention, youth development and langauge/culture revitalization services through valued partnerships.



key voter registration dates for arizona

Get Out the Native Vote! Register to Vote with the Phoenix Indian Center! Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – Early Voting Begins for Arizona General Election

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – ELECTION DAY!!