Our mission at Friends of the Children–He Sapa (Friends–He Sapa) is to impact generational change through youth relationships with professional mentors—for 12+ years, no matter what. We intentionally build relationships with children and families facing the greatest obstacles to belonging and well-being, using our long-term mentorship model together with the cultural grounding of the Lakota culture to help children and families build a path to long-term stability and community.
To promote healing, positive cultural identity, holistic wellness and connection among Indigenous women and families. We focus on healing by reclaiming our cultural heritages through sewing, beading, sharing circles, ceremonies and working together to create culturally significant clothing for use in traditional ceremonies, pow wows and community gatherings.
The mission of Hiraaca Maa Aru Caawi is to revitalize the Hiraaca Language and through it, transmit Hiraaca lifeways (Maa Aru Caawi) to future generations. Our focus service population will be the Indigenous population of the Fort Berthold Reservation, surrounding areas and region, though we plan to partner with a myriad of organizations and groups to inform our work and help provide the programming, education and assistance.
Our mission: Encouraging our youth to embrace their talent, creativity, and individuality, while strengthening a healthy well-being and cultural identity. We understand that our youth have many talents across the board and we host activities that highlight their skills and offer new experiences. Our latest, ongoing project is our youth magazine ROOTS, which was created to educate, showcase, and engage. This one-of-a-kind publication features Student Spotlights, an Art Gallery, Sports Shout Outs, Classroom Contest, Indigenous History, an Elders Corner, Indigenous Current Events, Health & Wellness and more. We aim to offer diverse reading materials to classrooms so our youth can see themselves reflected in all types of media.Donate by Mail: 122 Lewis Rd, Lincoln, ND 58504
The Indigenous Justice Circle addresses the unique stressors and risks faced by Native American girls, young women, and 2SLGBTQ+ at the intersection of race, gender, age, culture, and socio-economic status. We do this by (1) Addressing MMIWG by reducing the risks of walking between the Native and non-Native worlds. (2) Addressing invisibility, mistrust, racial misunderstanding through early life political and civic participation. (3) Strengthening Indigenous girls’ systems participation, access and influence by involving them in health structure transformation. (4) Providing trauma healing and cultural-spiritual support for justice-involved Native youth. (5) Acknowledging and addressing inter-generational trauma through culturally competent approaches.
Our mission is to expand access and opportunity for Indigenous communities to play lacrosse and improve the health and well-being of Indigenous youth. Our vision is for all Indigenous youth to have access to the traditional and modern sports of lacrosse and empower them to build healthy Indigenous communities.