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Morongo Band distributes 10,000 turkeys in annual tradition for Thanksgiving
Morongo Band distributes 10,000 turkeys in annual tradition for Thanksgiving (November 16, 2017)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians distributed 10,000 turkeys in southern California as part of its annual Thanksgiving tradition.


Gun Lake Tribe donates $35K to American Red Cross in honor of citizens who passed on
Gun Lake Tribe donates $35K to American Red Cross in honor of citizens who passed on (October 30, 2017)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has donated $35,000 to the American Red Cross in honor of citizens who passed on this year.


Native Sun News Today: Tracking the millions of dollars raised for #NoDAPL
Native Sun News Today: Tracking the millions of dollars raised for #NoDAPL (May 2, 2017)

Where is the money going? The short answer is that no one knows.


Original Americans Foundation sends fewer contributions to tribes
Original Americans Foundation sends fewer contributions to tribes (April 17, 2017)

The foundation donated nearly $1.6 million in its second year of operation, far less than the $3.7 million in the prior year.


Lakota Country Times: Charity addresses real needs on reservation
Lakota Country Times: Charity addresses real needs on reservation (March 8, 2016)

Over ten years ago the One Spirit organization came to Pine Ridge with the hopes of taking helping relieve the burdens that accompany mass poverty.


Editorial: Coquille Tribe maintains tradition of sharing and caring
Editorial: Coquille Tribe maintains tradition of sharing and caring (March 2, 2016)

Even though many Native groups are active and successful participants in the business world, Native American groups mold their enterprises following a world view different from Western Europeans.


Paskenta Band donates $125K to buy new vehicle for firefighters
Paskenta Band donates $125K to buy new vehicle for firefighters (February 11, 2016)

The Corning Fire Station 12 in Tehama County, California, serves the tribal and local community.


Coquille Tribe donates $100K to help college with health programs
Coquille Tribe donates $100K to help college with health programs (February 4, 2016)

The tribe is helping the Southwestern Oregon Community College build a new health and science technology building.


Little River Band contributes $10K to assist city during water crisis
Little River Band contributes $10K to assist city during water crisis (January 19, 2016)

Extremely high levels of lead have been discovered in the water system in Flint, Michigan.


Original Americans Foundation discloses $3.7M in gifts to tribes
Original Americans Foundation discloses $3.7M in gifts to tribes (January 15, 2016)

The Washington NFL team is disclosing the foundation's finances to the Internal Revenue Service.


Puyallup Tribe contributes $900K to five groups and non-profits
Puyallup Tribe contributes $900K to five groups and non-profits (December 17, 2015)

Beneficiaries included the Tahoma Indian Center, the Emergency Food Network and the Spirit of 12 group.


Alice Soscia: Connecticut tribes share wealth with community
Alice Soscia: Connecticut tribes share wealth with community (November 30, 2015)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribal Council are making headlines for their efforts to build a new casino and preserve Connecticut jobs, but at United Way, we know them as some of our most dedicated community partners.


Morongo Band distributes 13K turkeys for Thanksgiving meals
Morongo Band distributes 13K turkeys for Thanksgiving meals (November 18, 2015)

In the last 30 years, the tribe has donated more than 100,000 turkeys to nonprofits, churches and charities.


Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians donates $100K for cancer center
Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians donates $100K for cancer center (October 8, 2015)

The tribe's donation helps the Sonora Regional Medical Center get closer to its fundraising goal by the end of the year.


California tribes donate to Ronald McDonald House expansion
California tribes donate to Ronald McDonald House expansion (September 15, 2015)

The San Manuel Band and the Cabazon Band are helping the facility provide housing to more families of hospitalized children.


Potawatomi Foundation awards $20K grant for school supplies
Potawatomi Foundation awards $20K grant for school supplies (August 5, 2015)

Indian students in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are getting a big boost from the Forest County Potawatomi Community's non-profit.


San Manuel Band donates $70K to support symphony concerts
San Manuel Band donates $70K to support symphony concerts (August 5, 2015)

The San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra received $60,000 from the tribe last year too.


Editorial: Shakopee Tribe contributes $5M for health initiative
Editorial: Shakopee Tribe contributes $5M for health initiative (March 27, 2015)

The tribe, which has become a philanthropic force in Minnesota and in Indian Country, has smartly worked in partnership with leading organizations that have done pioneering work in nutrition, fitness and wellness.


Choctaw Nation leader hopes to travel to Ireland for monument
Choctaw Nation leader hopes to travel to Ireland for monument (March 25, 2015)

Chief Gary Batton said the tribe sent its money overseas despite suffering a tragedy at home.


Chumash Tribe contributes $225K toward new ice skate arena
Chumash Tribe contributes $225K toward new ice skate arena (February 3, 2015)

The tribe's name will appear on the scoreboard for the main rink at the facility.


Chumash Tribe donates $10K to Legal Aid Foundation in California
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Chumash Tribe donates $10K to Legal Aid Foundation in California (December 9, 2014)

The money will be used to address homelessness in Santa Barbara County.


Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe donates $10K to local food pantry
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe donates $10K to local food pantry (November 25, 2014)

The tribe heard about need for donations and was happy to help, President Tony Reider said.


Morongo Band distributes 10K turkeys for Thanksgiving meals
Morongo Band distributes 10K turkeys for Thanksgiving meals (November 20, 2014)

Over the past 29 years, the tribe's donations have provided 1.3 million meals in southern California.


Pokagon Band donates money and labor for church's new roof
Pokagon Band donates money and labor for church's new roof (October 9, 2014)

The estimated $75,000 donation includes all of the materials for the project plus the labor.


Agua Caliente Band donates $175K from golf tourney to charities
Agua Caliente Band donates $175K from golf tourney to charities (July 8, 2014)

Recipients included the Nike N7 Fund.


Death on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation ruled hypothermia
Death on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation ruled hypothermia (May 6, 2014)

An autopsy confirmed that hypothermia was the cause of death for a woman on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.


Football team owner announces 'Original Americans Foundation'
Football team owner announces 'Original Americans Foundation' (March 25, 2014)

The owner of the Washington professional football team says the problems facing Indian Country demand 'action, not words' and that's why he's won't eliminate his controversial racist mascot.


Mashantucket Tribe donates $40K from annual diabetes event
Mashantucket Tribe donates $40K from annual diabetes event (March 21, 2014)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut donated $40,000 to two diabetes organizations.


Shakopee Tribe donates $870K for tribes facing fuel shortage
Shakopee Tribe donates $870K for tribes facing fuel shortage (February 10, 2014)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota has donated $870,000 to help tribes deal with a propane fuel crisis.


Snoqualmie Tribe donates $150K to Indian center in Seattle
Snoqualmie Tribe donates $150K to Indian center in Seattle (February 5, 2014)

The Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington is donating $150,000 to the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Seattle.


Dean Chavers: Scammers use Indian Country to solicit millions
Dean Chavers: Scammers use Indian Country to solicit millions (December 5, 2013)

Dr. Dean Chavers exposes some of the fraudulent charities and groups taking money in the name of Indian Country.


Cachil Dehe Band contributes $50K to Red Cross for disaster aid
Cachil Dehe Band contributes $50K to Red Cross for disaster aid (December 4, 2013)

The Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians, also known as the Colusa Indian Community, donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross.


Native Sun News: Former charity president accused of $4M fraud
Native Sun News: Former charity president accused of $4M fraud (December 4, 2013)

Brian Brown the president of National Relief Charities has been indicted and arrested for allegedly defrauding the organization of $4 million.


Morongo Band reaches a milestone with annual turkey donation
Morongo Band reaches a milestone with annual turkey donation (November 20, 2013)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians donated 10,000 turkeys to organizations in southern California as part of its annual Thanksgiving giveaway.


Yavapai-Apache Nation donates $19K to firefighters' families
Yavapai-Apache Nation donates $19K to firefighters' families (July 10, 2013)

The Yavapai-Apache Nation of Arizona donated $19,000 to the families of 19 firefighters who died on the job.


Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation awards more than $3M in grants
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation awards more than $3M in grants (May 31, 2013)

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of California held its annual Partners in Philanthropy Luncheon on Thursday. The tribe awarded more than $3 million in grants to 96 local non-profits and...


Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe shares with the community
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe shares with the community (May 9, 2013)

Vincent Armenta, the chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, on his tribe's charitable efforts: I’d like to share with you three organizations in our region...


Report examines spending on Indian non-profits in Minnesota
Report examines spending on Indian non-profits in Minnesota (April 16, 2013)

A new report examines the state of Indian non-profits in Minnesota. The Native Americans in Philanthropy and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits collaborated to produce "The Native American Nonprofit Economy...


Shakopee Tribe issues $50K grant  to county historical society
Shakopee Tribe issues $50K grant to county historical society (February 27, 2013)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has donated $50,000 to the Scott County Historical Society in Minnesota. The grant represents a significant amount for the group. Last year, the society's entire...


Cheryl Crazy Bull: Charity always a part of our  tribal society
Cheryl Crazy Bull: Charity always a part of our tribal society (December 17, 2012)

"Imagine societies where frequent family and community events were held to ensure that all people were provided for and where goods and resources were regularly redistributed so no one would...


Morongo Band distributes 10K turkeys to local organizations
Morongo Band distributes 10K turkeys to local organizations (November 15, 2012)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is distributing 10,000 frozen turkeys to organizations in southern California. The Thanksgiving turkey giveaway dates back 27 years. The tribe helps organizations get food...


Jackson Rancheria donates $10K toward Hurricane Sandy  relief
Jackson Rancheria donates $10K toward Hurricane Sandy relief (October 31, 2012)

The Jackson Rancheria of California is donating $10,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. "The tribe is deeply saddened by the destruction and loss of life...


Native Sun News: Charity operation in  Rapid City sees criticism
Native Sun News: Charity operation in Rapid City sees criticism (October 15, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. National Relief Charities, a nonprofit that allocates donated goods and...


Cocopah Tribe donates $50K to community food bank in Arizona
Cocopah Tribe donates $50K to community food bank in Arizona (June 28, 2012)

The Cocopah Tribe donated $50,000 to the Yuma Community Food Bank in Arizona. The donation will help the food bank provide services to people in need. The organization helped 24,436...


Native Sun News: South Dakota group needs some helping hands
Native Sun News: South Dakota group needs some helping hands (June 25, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by David Arredondo, Native Sun News Summer Journalism Intern. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Helping Hands for...


Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe shares $16M with local charities
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe shares $16M with local charities (May 24, 2012)

"Santa Barbara County is fortunate to have more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving our quality of life, in areas ranging from helping young people with scholarships to protecting...


UTTC awarded $750K matching grant from Shakopee Tribe
UTTC awarded $750K matching grant from Shakopee Tribe (February 1, 2012)

United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota has received a $750,000 matching grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota. UTTC will use the money to help complete a...


San Manuel Band donates money for Torres Martinez project
San Manuel Band donates money for Torres Martinez project (January 3, 2012)

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has donated $200,000 to a fellow California tribe. The Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians will use the money to restore a historic tribal...


Donation from Choctaw Nation puts eye institute close  to goal
Donation from Choctaw Nation puts eye institute close to goal (November 29, 2011)

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has donated $1 million to the Dean McGee Eye Institute Capital Campaign. The tribe's donation puts the institute within $2 million of its $46 million...


Morongo Band donates 9000 turkeys for 26th annual event
Morongo Band donates 9000 turkeys for 26th annual event (November 15, 2011)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is donating 9,000 turkeys to families in need this Thanksgiving. The tribe started delivering the turkeys to 75 non-profits throughout southern California. This is...


Citizen Potawatomi Nation presents final $30K to Salvation Army
Citizen Potawatomi Nation presents final $30K to Salvation Army (August 17, 2011)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma presented a final $30,000 check to the Salvation Army. The tribe has donated a total of $150,000 to the Shawnee Advisory Board Endowment Campaign....


Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe raises funds for the community
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe raises funds for the community (August 4, 2011)

"Next week, 144 golfers will converge on the Alisal River Course in Solvang to tee up for the annual Chumash Golf Classic tournament, in which we expect to raise nearly...


San Manuel Band donates $200K for flooding    victims in Montana
San Manuel Band donates $200K for flooding victims in Montana (June 30, 2011)

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has donated $200,000 to help flooding victims on three reservations in Montana. The tribe donated the money to the American Red Cross of...


Gila River Indian Community donates $225K to city  program
Gila River Indian Community donates $225K to city program (June 10, 2011)

The Gila River Indian Community donated $225,000 to the city of Glendale, Arizona, for the From The Heart program. The program helps poor children, families and senior citizens. The tribe's...


Poarch Creeks donate $25K for  victims of       Alabama tornado
Poarch Creeks donate $25K for victims of Alabama tornado (June 8, 2011)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians donated $25,000 for tornado recovery efforts in Calhoun County, Alabama. The money went the Webster’s Chapel Tornado Relief Organization. It's one of $500,000 in...


Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe dedicated to   community
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe dedicated to community (May 12, 2011)

"Our tribe’s connection to the community is strong, historical and ongoing. Long before we began operating our successful business enterprises, our tribal members were volunteers at the many local nonprofits...


Oneida Nation presents its  seventh  $1M donation to NMAI
Oneida Nation presents its seventh $1M donation to NMAI (May 12, 2011)

The Oneida Nation of New York presented its seventh $1 million donation to the National Museum of the American Indian on Wednesday. NMAI Director Kevin Gover visited the Oneida...


Lower Brule Sioux Tribe receives grant from Shakopee Tribe
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe receives grant from Shakopee Tribe (May 11, 2011)

The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has received a $1 million grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota. The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe will use the...


Cherokee Nation donates $333K for scholarship endowment
Cherokee Nation donates $333K for scholarship endowment (May 4, 2011)

The Cherokee Nation has donated $333,334 to create an endowed scholarship at Oklahoma State University. Combined with matching funds from the Pickens Legacy Scholarship Match program, the scholarship will provide...


Santa Ynez Band distributes   $413K to local  groups this year
Santa Ynez Band distributes $413K to local groups this year (May 3, 2011)

So far this year, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California has donated $413,000 to local non-profits. "We thank you for all that you do,” Secretary-treasurer Kenneth Kahn...