Native Children's Holiday Program
Making the holidays special for Indian children
Meeting the basic needs of our families, communities, and tribes is of paramount importance in Indian Country. We also want our kids to experience opportunities for growth, happiness and joy just like other children.
The Native Children’s Holiday Program offers you a unique opportunity to make the holidays special for Indian children who live in some of our most challenged communities. Thanks to you, the toys, clothing and food we may take for granted during the holidays can become reality for hundreds of thankful children and their families. Our goal is to ensure that every Indian child has at least one gift and one article of clothing under the tree on Christmas morning.
Organizations supported in the past include: All Nations – Cheyenne River Youth Project – Chippewa Cree Tribe – Crow Creek Sioux Tribe – Dine Nation Boys & Girls Club – Hope 4 Natives – Indian Summer, Inc. – Leech Lake Boys & Girls Club – Lower Brule Sioux Tribe – Mandan, Hidatsa, Arika Nation – Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin – Mille Lacs Band Boys & Girls Club – Native Youth Leadership Alliance – Oglala Sioux Tribe – Omaha Tribe of Nebraska – Red Lake Band of Chippewa – Red Lake Boys & Girls Club – Rosebud Sioux Tribe – Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe – Sitting Bull School – Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe – Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – Winnebago Boys & Girls Club – Yankton Sioux Tribe
Helping Native American families in times of need
When a crisis strikes, the Spirit of Sovereignty is committed to providing emergency help for tribal communities when they need it the most. In 2014, there was a major shortage of propane that doubled the cost of fuel for many isolated homes on reservations in the Great Plains during the coldest winter months. This crisis proved deadly when an Indian woman in her 50s froze to death in her home on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. The Spirit of Sovereignty partnered with the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association to provide emergency propane relief so that Native families could stay safe in their homes during the brutal winter. With your help we will be there the next time help is needed.
From time to time, the Spirit of Sovereignty Advisory Council recognizes certain immediate needs or other opportunities in Indian Country and will make small grants of support.