90,000 Native Americans are homeless or live in unsafe and sub-standard housing, and 23 percent of Native families live with low food security.
The Northern Plains Reservation Aid™ (NPRA) Program provides food, water, health products and emergency relief services for Native American Elders, families and children in need living on reservations in the Northern Plains.
Support Native Elders, children, and families on a monthly basis and receive a dreamcatcher as a reminder of your commitment!
Oglala Sioux Elder Marlene, age 66 from the Pine Ridge Reservation, was glad to receive her voucher to help with her electric bill.
Our reservation partner, Carol, heads up the Oglala Elderly Nutrition Center (ENC) on the Pine Ridge Reservation. As a partner, Carol provides hot meals and distributes critical supplies like the summer emergency boxes to Elders in need.
Harold Tiger of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has always felt a calling to help people. Inspiration struck in his youth when he traveled with his mom, who taught life-saving classes. In fact, his Lakota name, Wičhóni Wawókiya, means “helper of life.”
Reservations on the Northern Plains can be bitterly cold and biting winds regularly gust up to 50 mph. Under such conditions, exposed flesh can freeze in less than a minute.
When money for fuel has run out, residents have been known to burn clothing or furniture, or hang blankets at the door and stay in one room, in anxious attempts to stay warm.
Or they may have to make the difficult choice of buying winter fuel or food.Give the Gift of Heat
Myths abound about Native Americans. Do you know the facts? Download this infographic to learn more and share.