At The Tipi Raisers, we engage youth and volunteers to address conditions of poverty, amplify Indigenous wisdom and create unique opportunities for reconciliation in direct partnership with our relatives in Native communities. We are a multi-cultural and intergenerational community in which an exchange of courageous conversations and mutual understanding are emphasized, inevitably leading to an organic evolution of friendship and respect across lines of difference.
We are a community who believe that the wisdom of Indigenous Peoples from around the world can benefit the Earth and all of humanity at this critical time on the planet. This belief informs our decisions and shapes our approach aimed at alleviating poverty in the Native communities within which we work.
"When a society loses the sacred - when everything has a monetary value, the commoditization of human life cannibalizes itself." - Basil Brave Heart
In alignment with this Indigenous wisdom from Basil Brave Heart, all Tipi Raiser's events and programs - are FREE.We believe that those who join us in community receive the gift that is inherent in that experience and that they will give back to the best of their ability - in this way, we can all stay in balance.
The generosity of our partners and supporters - through donations and grants - makes everything we do possible! We offer our sincere gratitude for any support you can offer. Please contact Lori for ways to get involved.
We work to alleviate conditions of poverty in direct partnership with those we serve in Native communities. We aim to always center their perspective and support their needs, while empowering youth and providing non-Native volunteers multiple opportunities to work and play alongside those we serve. Inevitably, courageous conversations emerge, leading to mutual understanding and an organic evolution of reconciliation.
OUR MISSION: Through a variety of collaborative and multicultural projects, we strive to alleviate conditions of poverty, honor Indigenous wisdom, reconcile our shared history with the Peoples of the First Nations and empower youth with the leadership skills needed to affect social change in their communities.
The Tipi Raisers is a registered nonprofit in Colorado and South Dakota and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (C)(3).
All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be mailed or emailed.
Donations can be made online or mailed to:
7830 W. Alameda Ave. Ste. 103-186
Lakewood, CO 80226