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Partnership With Native Americans - Building Strong, Self-Sufficient Native American Communities


“Serving immediate needs. Supporting long-term solutions.”


“Strong, self-sufficient Native American communities.”

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Navajo Relief Fund

Navajo Relief Fund

Mail to:

PO Box 90000
Flagstaff, AZ 86003
phone (800) 563-2751

How can I help?

The Navajo Nation is the largest U.S. Indian reservation, spreading over 16 million acres of high desert in Arizona, New Mexico and Southern Utah. Many of the 255,000 Diné, as the Navajo call themselves, live in communities so remote that they are accessible only by four-wheel-drive vehicles.

Most of these communities offer few employment opportunities. Many families struggle to survive in the face of extreme poverty, substandard housing, sporadic medical care, and limited educational opportunities.

A Cycle of Despair
The shocking truth is that — in the remotest corners of our great country — thousands of First Americans suffer in Third World conditions. Life on the reservation is, according to one Navajo leader, an “unending cycle of despair.”

You may wonder why tribal members don’t just move to more populated areas, and many do just that. But others will tell you that they could not bear to leave the land their ancestors have inhabited for centuries, their traditional language and ceremonies, and their extended families.

The Navajo Relief Fund (NRF) brings hope to these struggling people. Even more importantly, NRF helps build “strong, self-sufficient Native American communities” by drawing on the deep commitment to clan and culture that is prevalent on many reservations.

Many Elders living in Kaibeto live in substandard housing, with little access to resources. The Window Rock Behavior Health Center located in Window Rock, AZ, headquarters of the Navajo Nation.
Many Elders in Kaibeto live in substandard
housing with little access to resources.
Pantry Packages helps a nearby Window Rock
Partner provide nutritious food
for their people.

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