OUR ‘WE CARE’ PROGRAM
All our donations of tipis, our programs and our financial aid benefit the Native American People and Mother Earth. We strive to create partnerships, collaborations and support that show our sincere attempt to be a partner to the Native American culture. Our largest discounts and all our donations of tipi covers are for Native American non-profits, elders and spokespeople; please understand when we decline donation requests for any other purposes.
supporting native american rights
We have the deepest respect and admiration for the Native American cultures. We strongly support their continuous fight to retain whatever water, mineral and wildlife resources remain on their reservation lands. Backed by large business interests, the U.S. Government continues to violate treaty promises in attempts to strip anything of commercial value from reservation lands. The only recourse that Native Americans have is to demand that U.S. courts enforce long-standing treaty agreements. More than 400 have been broken. To help in this self-defense effort, contact Native American Rights Fund, www.narf.org, which we actively support.
In 2016 we sent over 80 tipis to the NO DAPL Standing Rock movement in North Dakota. During this time, we had the honor to meet and host Chase Iron Eyes and Danny Paul Nelson from the Lakota People’s Law Project, who continually work to end treaty violations and systemic corruption, www.lakotalaw.org.
college scholarship for young native women
In 2019, Nomadics created a scholarship fund for young Native American women out of high school who would like to study at a college on a reservation. Jeila Schuh, Kateri Denni, Raina Clifford and Sylviana Eagle Elk were the first recipients of this scholarship at the Oglala Lakota College in Kyle, SD.
Each student has written an essay about their experience of life on the reservation and how they plan to contribute to change once they have earned their degree. They write: “Growing up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, we face difficult hardships such as Poverty, Unemployment, Substance Abuse, and Alcoholism. Growing up in such a place, can leave you wondering if it will ever change…” and “After graduation, I want to be able to help the youth not be in situations that I was in. I know the struggle here on the reservation. I believe in the Lakota way, I believe that I was put here to be the 7th generation that brings back the ways. I want to help and be there for the youth” . We hope to encourage these young women to be the change for their people.
planting trees for every teepee pole we sell
Nomadics is committed to planting one new tree for every pole that we sell. In 2019, we partnered with Henry Red Cloud and his 100% Native American run and operated non-profit organization on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Red Cloud Renewable, www.redcloudrenewable.org. Red Cloud Renewable has planted ponderosa pine, cottonwood and fruit tree seedlings on sacred sites and reservation land. Since 2023, Nomadics is collaborating with the organization One Tree Planted, to plant one new tree per pole on indigenous land.