Category Archives: Humanitarian

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. NRC Health Services support 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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What About Food Sovereignty?

Food sovereignty is about the right of a people to determine their own policies relative to food and agriculture–rather than having their food supply subject to market forces. The indigenous people of this country certainly understand…

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Combined Federal Campaign: CFC Charity Code # 95225

Workplace giving is a significant factor in support of NRC’s work. Over four consecutive years we have been approved as a national Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity, from 2011 to 2014. Currently listed under our program name, American Indian Relief Council, our CFC number is CFC charity code # 95225. The CFC, known as “the world’s […]

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What About Food Insecurity

Some of you may have heard about or read about “food deserts” and “food insecurity” but are not quite sure what these terms mean or encompass. Yet, they are something that affect many families in America, including many Native American families on and off the reservations on a daily basis. Food deserts are: “…urban neighborhoods […]

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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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