Meet Our Native and Tribal Communities Program Grantee Partners

The Native American and Tribal Communities Recovery Program provides support to organizations that are addressing urgent needs and systemic issues that hinder the equitable recovery of Native American and tribal communities.

A prayer circle celebrates the grand opening of the Wambli Ska Okolakiciye, providing a place for Native youth and families to revive their culture. (Photo courtesy of Wambli Ska Society)

Boys and Girls Club of Leech Lake Area, Leech Lake Band, (Minnesota) for Covid-19 recovery to develop programming on wellness, resilience and mental health that is culturally grounded and appropriate for children.

Four Bands Community Fund, Inc. (Fiscal Agent for Cheyenne River Long-term Recovery Group), Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (South Dakota) to develop a long-term recovery group to build capacity for disaster recovery following severe storms in 2019. The LTRG will conduct a needs assessment, provide disaster case management, contract local staff and provide community education and training.

Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board (serving great plains tribes in IA, NE, ND and SD, located in Rapid City, South Dakota) to enhance the capability of Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Health Board (GPTCHB) to respond to COVID-19 pandemic related needs, prepare for COVID-19 recovery, and prepare for disaster recovery throughout tribes in the region.

Lakota Nation Disaster Resilience, Pine Ridge, Oglala Sioux Tribe (South Dakota) to support community capacity for disaster recovery for the Pine Ridge Reservation. Supported services include training and education, disaster case management and  resource development training and mentoring to work towards sustainability of LTRG work.

Mennonite Disaster Service, Pine Ridge, South Dakota, for construction materials, volunteers and contracted labor to complete the inside of the Volunteer Center for full use. Dorm-style lodging will soon be available for volunteer groups while building or repairing homes or doing other volunteer projects on Pine Ridge.

Partnership with Native Americans, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (South Dakota) to deliver COVID-19 emergency relief supplies and food to Elders at the beginning of the pandemic.

Tree of Life Ministries (Fiscal Agent for White Swan Community LTRG), Yankton Sioux Tribe (South Dakota) for long-term recovery work from flooding in White Swan Community housing area including support for disaster coordinator, case manager, mold remediation and other recovery services. 

Wambli Ska Society (urban Natives of Rapid City, South Dakota for Native-led Covid-19 recovery to include a Native Food Pantry, needs assessment, case management and spiritual and mentoring support to Native American youth.