Links to Organisations Assisting Native American Communities
(Please note Sacred Eagle Imports has no connection or affiliation with any of these organisations.)
"At the time of colonization, First Nations tribes were forced onto remote reservations lacking in natural
resources or fertile soil. Additionally, hundreds of years of government policies have left reservations with limited economic opportunities.
As a result, First People have the highest poverty rate (one-in-four) and among the lowest labor force rate (61.1%) of any major racial group in the United States.
Of the top 100 poorest counties in the United States, four of the top five and ten of the top 20 are on reservations.
Most tribal members cope with food insecurity and its associated health problems, unemployment rates as high as 85%, and major housing shortages."
Taken from The Red Road www.theredroad.org
There is intense poverty in many Native American communities....please consider making a donation to any of the following organisations via the web links.
"Native American families suffer from food insecurity and hunger daily. Two of the poorest counties in America are on the Crow Creek and Pine Ridge Reservations in South Dakota. NAHA, with the help of our generous donors, is committed to fighting hunger with emergency food supplies and basic life necessities. NAHA’s trucks leave our office every day with loads of nutritious food that will be delivered to Crow Creek, Lower Brule, Pine Ridge, Cheyenne River and Rosebud Reservations." www.naha-inc.org
American Indian College Fund
"The American Indian College Fund was founded in 1989. For 30 years, the College Fund has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native student access to higher education. We provide scholarships, programming to improve Native American student access to higher education, and the support and tools for them to succeed once they are there." collegefund.org
"PWNA partners with hundreds of reservation programs throughout the Northern Plains and Southwest regions of the United States. We focus on underserved and geographically-isolated Native American communities with limited employment opportunities, addressing both immediate needs and long-term solutions according to the priorities of our tribal partners. PWNA relies on material goods and services, capacity building and community investment to build upon assets within the communities we serve, bringing together individuals, programs and outside resources to address challenges and support positive change. This community-driven model leverages the social capital of a larger network mobilizing toward a common solution". www.nativepartnership.org
"The Association on American Indian Affairs is the oldest non-profit serving Indian Country protecting sovereignty, preserving culture, educating youth and building capacity. The Association was formed in 1922 to change the destructive path of federal policy from assimilation, termination and allotment, to sovereignty, self-determination and self-sufficiency. Throughout its 97-year history, the Association has provided national advocacy on watershed issues that support sovereignty and culture, while working at a grassroots level with Tribes to support the implementation of programs that affect real lives on the ground. www.indian-affairs.org
The National Indian Council on Aging,
"The National Indian Council on Aging, Inc. (NICOA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1976 by members of the National Tribal Chairmen’s Association who called for a national organization focused on the needs of aging American Indian and Alaska Native elders. The mission of NICOA is to advocate for improved comprehensive health, social services and economic wellbeing for American Indian and Alaska Native elders." www.nicoa.org