COVID-19 has a magnified impact on Indian Country

Every day, there is a shortage of healthy food, safe drinking water, healthcare and stores in remote reservation communities — and now more than ever with COVID-19. Elders who need to shop are finding the shelves empty and many Elders and families have “stay at home” orders.

More and more tribes have travel restrictions in place, such as Rosebud, Pine Ridge, Cheyenne River, and Northern Cheyenne to name a few. Yet, the tribes we serve are allowing NPRA to continue its critical deliveries as an essential service and first responder for the reservations — even the tribes with travel restrictions.

NPRA is responding daily to a high volume of requests from our reservation partners, who are requesting food, water, toilet paper, sanitizer and other essentials to weather the coronavirus pandemic. So many orders are going out that our warehouses are running low and we need your help to replenish! Please donate today.

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Northern Plans Reservation Aid™

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.

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Our Program Information Coordinator shows what it's like behind the scenes of a NPRA COVID-19 Emergency delivery.

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Marvine, an Elder herself, shares what it's like getting food to Elders on the reservation during COVID-19.

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Mavis, 75 from the Rosebud Reservation and a BNB recipient, shares her Hamburger Soup recipe.

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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.

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Myths abound about Native Americans. Do you know the facts? Download this infographic to learn more and share.

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