Usually, back-to-school season means excitement for children. But, it’s also one that can bring a sense of anxiety and uncertainty for many Native families. In South Dakota, 49% of Native Americans live at or below the poverty line—making it difficult to afford essential items. Together, we can offer relief to families who need help.
Want to know how you can help Native Americans in specific, practical ways? Invest your support in our projects. Through the help of local partners and generous people striving to break down barriers, we can make a difference in Indian Country. Take a look at what we’re currently working on below.
Our partnership with the Lower Brule Community College, in Lower Brule, South Dakota. Will assist Native youth on their first step to higher education. When you give today, your gift will help cover the cost of practice exams, exams, and travel.
"That is always the hang up for most kids is paying for the practice tests and the exam so thank you so much for making this possible. This is one step closer to self-sufficiency for some of our people." - Stacey
Our programs are the long term, ever present ways in which we partner with those pursuing a stronger future for Indian Country. These areas of focus reflect our emphasis on working together with tribes to address root problems and seek long-term solutions. When you give to our programs, you support the backbone of our work, the key areas where Native American communities need consistent help and support over time.