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Video on Hope, Security & A Sense of Belonging for Native Americans.




Video on Hope, Security & A Sense of Belonging for Native Americans

You may not easily remember what happened in 1831, but for Native Americans, it’s still happening now.

This new video by the Herbert Brothers helps you understand why. The video touches on real people living on Native American reservations. We see their smiles and their struggles with day to day life and what it is like for them. It is one thing to never forget what happened. It’s another thing entirely to always remember.

View the video.
Native American Elder opening door of traditional home to accept supplies.
Strong in tradition and values, but
lacking in resources.

National Relief Charities (NRC) is a nonprofit dedicated to quality of life for Native Americans living on remote and poverty-stricken reservations in the Northern Plains and Southwest regions of the United States. Native Americans are the most underserved group in America.

We serve tribal and other programs that are located and operated on the reservations we serve. These are our Program Partners. They are in the best position to know the people and the needs in their communities.

How We Help Partners Improve Quality of Life: We provide opportunities year-round that help more than 1,000 reservation Program Partners meet immediate needs and develop long-term solutions that better serve their communities.

Working together, NRC and our Program Partners are improving quality of life for about one quarter of a million Native Americans each year.

Elder receiving wood

NRC's approach to working in Indian country is time-tested. We also bring cultural competency to the field. Every member of our program team has experience working on the reservations.

We bring respect and support to our partner programs. When Native American partners work with National Relief Charities and achieve good results, it helps them be seen as strong leaders in their communities, which paves the way for future community impact.

Every service that NRC delivers has an earning and learning component. We involve the people being served in the delivery of the service, affording them dignity, confidence, self-esteem, and a way to give back to their communities. Our Program Partners recruit hundreds of volunteers each year, knowing that change comes from within and that involvement supports change at an individual and community level.

LAST YEAR:  Requests for Aid: 5,707  |  Shipments of Aid: 5,659  |  People Served: 262,318



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FEATURED SERVICE:

Each year, National Relief Charities funds critical college scholarships for Native American students. We evaluate over 1,000 scholarship applications annually. The outcome of this process is astounding. Each year, over 95% of the students receiving NRC college scholarships complete the college year. Comparatively, the norm for completion among all Native students across the U.S. is about 21% each year. Why do NRC scholars fare so well?.
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Supports Indian education by providing students with scholarships and the tools to learn.
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> view AIEF website
AIRC logo for NRC site Provides a broad scope of relief efforts in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Idaho.
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> view AIRC website
rt_prog_CINnew.gif Provides food and other services in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.
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> view CIN website
Provides a broad scope of services on reservations in the Southwest.
> learn more
> view SWIRC website
Brings nutritional support to Sioux Elders who suffer from dietary and vitamin deficiencies.
> learn more
> view SNRF website
Primarily serves communities on the largest of all Indian Reservations in the United States, the Navajo.
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> view NRF website
Assists needy children, adults, and Elders on reservations in the Plains.
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> view NAA website
ROAR Assists struggling animals and the people on the reservations who care for them.
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> view ROAR website
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