Northern Plains Reservation Aid (formerly American Indian Relief Council)
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The American Indian Relief Council provides a variety of program services to hundreds of Native American communities on reservations in six Northern Plains States. Due to the high rates of poverty and unemployment on these reservations, many Native Americans struggle to provide the necessities of life for their families. We have developed a unique approach in helping to ease some of this hardship, with special focus on vulnerable children and Elders.

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involve Native Americans from the reservation communities we serve. These Program Partners volunteer their time and efforts to help fulfill our mission: “to help Native American people improve the quality of their lives by providing opportunities for them to bring about positive change in their communities.”

Encourages expectant mothers on the Pine Ridge Reservation to participate in pre-natal care and parenting classes, and provides baby-care essentials for newborns.

Provides monthly packages of nutritious foods to Elders on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.

Spreads holiday cheer with thousands of gift-filled stockings for children, teens, and Elders.

Provides truckloads of pantry supplies to Elder Nutrition Centers and soup kitchens each month.

Helps families grow nutritious vegetables by breaking ground and providing seeds for hundreds of gardens a year.

Provides a turkey and all the trimmings to about 5,000 Elders, so they can enjoy a nutritious holiday meal with their families.

Helps Elders on the Rosebud Reservation make their homes weatherproof for winter.

Provides fuel vouchers to help cover the cost of wood, propane, or electricity for Elders.

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Join TodayFood insecurity affects the health of many Native American children and Elders. Your commitment is needed now.

We call this group Circle of Friends, because a friend is someone who makes a lasting commitment. You will receive* a free "thank you" gift for donating monthly: a beautiful dreamcatcher. (* While supplies last.)

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