The buffalo continues to be an important part of culture for the Plains tribes. National Relief Charities was fortunate recently to receive a donation of a buffalo from St. Labre Indian School in Montana. The buffalo will be prepared at our Open House in SD.
Since we’ve been writing about education and college for American Indian students, I wanted to share this thank you letter from one of our AIEF scholarship students… We have since learned that this student applied to and was accepted by 6 different Ph.D. programs. We have said that NRC believes education is the key to long-term sustainable solutions in Indian country. Education and support is [...]
It’s scholarship time! Our guest blogger, Lyn Tysdal, mentioned that National Relief Charities’ education program supports American Indian education through scholarships, scholastic resources, and more. Here is a list of tips and resources to help American Indian students who are thinking about college or seeking out scholarships: This website includes information on everything from initially looking [...]
Helen mentioned that when Native students go to college, they directly and indirectly contribute to sustainable social solutions for their tribal community. Our American Indian Education Foundation, a program of National Relief Charities, awards 200 American Indian students scholarships every year, and many of them graduate college. We also ask AIEF students to do workshops [...]
There is tremendous poverty in the reservation communities where National Relief Charities works. This poverty brings with it many social concerns, including low academic attainment. The high school graduation rate for all students in Bureau of Indian Education schools is 46% compared to a national average of 89%. Only 17% of Native high school graduates [...]
This week Shannon posted a link to our 2010 Effectiveness Report. It is good to look back at the outcomes established for the year and see progress. In our services, progress means that many people on the reservations we serve had opportunities to improve their lives in substantial ways. National Relief Charities’ vision is “strong, self [...]
The pace of growth and creativity and countless ways of using Facebook are astounding. I was interested in today’s post on Mashable that Facebook reaches out to journalists. I am not a journalist, but this has to be important. In recent years, traditional journalists have faced some very basic changes in their industry, including how [...]
We’ve been talking about doing it right and the need for humanitarian services to have a true impact. Well, today we’ve just finished looking at our results for last year. We had set some very clear goals for ourselves last year and I’m excited about our results and our impact. Here are a few of [...]