Tag Archives: National Relief Charities

Say What? Free Native Housing Isn’t Free?

Not only do Native Americans pay for housing… their housing and living conditions are considered some of the worst in the United States.

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BIE Schools & Free Education for Native Americans

Native Americans pay the financial cost, the emotional cost, and the same uncertainty about employment after college that many Americans face.

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HealthCare for Native Americans

Unable to make it through a fiscal year without running out of funds, I.H.S. is limiting treatment to only the most sensitive cases such as those involving loss of life or limb, so this nonprofit supports preventative healthcare on the reservations.

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Tribes Leading the Way: 5 Points of Progress

For American Indian reservations, progress toward economic development, infrastructure and social change often comes in small increments but adds up to big gains over time. Here are 5 points of progress we’ve seen in recent years for the tribes in our service area…

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Native Actors Walk Off Set of “Ridiculous Six”

The Ridiculous Six team is suggesting it knows what a “Native American” is, what the stereotypes are, and how to parody them. Do they? Or do they merely reflect mainstream culture’s definition and perception of Native America?

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Honoring Native Youth: Preventing Youth Suicide

The rate of suicide among American Indians/Alaskan Natives aged 15-34 is 2.5 times higher than the national average.

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DNA Testing for Native Ancestry

DNA testing for Native ancestry. genetic markers cannot perfectly predict whether someone is Native and they certainly cannot test or predict a specific tribe.

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Tracing Native Ancestry

How do I trace my Native American ancestry?  How do I become an enrolled member of a Native American tribe? Both commonly heard questions at National Relief Charities, the simple answer to each is “it depends.” To be fair, tracing Native American ancestry is just as difficult as tracing any ancestry.  A great deal of […]

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Native American Businesses

How many Native American businesses exist, and why is starting a business on the reservation difficult? The impoverishment that spans entire communities on many of the reservations we serve makes it difficult to build a customer base that can support a business long-term.

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Two Worlds: Native Culture Preservation

“I think a lot of people think about indigenous cultures as ancient or backward. But what I’ve found is that Iñupiaq culture — think about how innovative that culture was to be able to survive to now.” – Sean Vesce, E-Line Media Indigenous innovation is a declaration of survival written by the creative utilization of […]

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