Community Engagement

Since its inception in 1947, the Phoenix Indian Center has been a center of community engagement. Continuing with this tradition, we provide opportunities to connect and support children, youth and families in our busy metropolitan area. Please click on any of the links to learn more.

American Indian Cultural Awareness Workshops and Training

We offer American Indian cultural competency training and workshops for departments, agencies, businesses, and schools. Trainings and workshops are designed to help non-American Indian child welfare workers, foster families, business and agency staff members learn and find resources on issues relevant to working with American Indian and Alaska Native adults, children and families. Participants benefit by learning about American Indian history, relevant Federal laws, and cultural considerations. We offer 1 hour, 2 hour or 3-hour presentations based on requestors’ need. You may call the Phoenix Indian Center, (602) 264-6768, to learn more and to schedule your cultural competency workshop.

Each year we host a dinner to celebrate those in the American Indian community who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to the advancement, promotion, and development of the cultural, educational, social, economic, or political welfare of the American Indian Community or have provided significant contributions to the local American Indian economy.

We invite you to join us for the 2022 Arizona American Indian Excellence in Leadership Awards! CLICK HERE to register to attend.

2019 Award Categories:

Kent C. Ware Lifetime Achievement

Phyllis J Bigpond Lifetime Achievement

Spirit of the Heard Award (presented by the Heard Museum)

Man of the Year

Woman of the Year

Business of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Friend of the Community

Female College Student of the Year

Male College Student of the Year

Female High School Student of the Year

Male High School Student of the Year


Nominations for the 2019 Arizona American Indian Excellence in Leadership Awards are currently being reviewed. Please be watching for the announcement of this year’s awardees!

CLICK HERE to register to attend this great event!

Sponsorships are available! Click Here if you would like to purchase a sponsorship for this prestigious event.

For more sponsorship information please call Jolyana Begay-Kroupa at 602-264-6768 or email us at:leadershipawards@phxindcenter.org.

Diné Urban Voices is a performance singing group. The individuals are those that have participated in our Diné singing class where they learn language through singing. Join us to learn and sing a variety of Navajo songs including social songs; patriotic songs; corn grinding; traditional blessing and children’s songs with the goal of preserving, strengthening and revitalizing the Diné language, culture, and values.

The Dine Urban Voices are available by request to entertain at for your event. They have performed at several events including the Governor’s Art Awards, Arizona Diamondbacks, Pueblo Grande, Silver and Turquoise Ball, Beta Sigma Phi Women’s Convention, several holiday concerts and conferences and even at ASU Graduation when President Obama was keynote speaker.

Call us or email for more information at info@phxindcenter.org.

a 501(c) 3 non-profit recognized by the IRS. Tax ID Number: 86-6006566