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 Navajo. Yet, the tribes we serve are allowing SWRA to continue its critical deliveries as an essential service and first responder for the reservations — even the tribes with travel restrictions.

SWRA 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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Southwest Reservation Aid™

Up to 43 percent of Native American children live in poverty and 29 percent of employed Native Americans live below poverty level.

The Southwest Reservation Aid™ (SWRA) program, formerly named the Council of Indian Nations, provides food, water, health products and emergency relief services for Native American Elders, families and children in need living on reservations in the Southwest.

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Zuni elders at mealtime

Alberta shares what it's like to deliver food to Elders in the Cove community during COVID-19.


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After almost 3 years, the end was near for the Zuni Elders to enjoy their new and safe Senior Center.

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John, 74, had been attending the Nazlini Senior Center since he was 60; the meatloaf was his favorite.

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While many people associate heat and arid desert with the Southwest, winters are actually a challenging and dangerous time for many Native American Elders and families in this region.

When resources are stretched to their limit, the need for winter fuel is very real and adds an extra burden on these families.

Warmth is critical when temperatures drop below freezing.

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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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Our Vision: Strong, self-sufficient Native American communities.

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