The Tipi Raisers non profit organization strives to alleviate the conditions of poverty on Pine Ridge as well as to share the rich culture and traditions of the Lakota People by facilitating cultural and educational tours to schools, churches and civic organizations around the country.
We need your help to carry out these goals in a consistent and sustainable way throughout the year. Please support us as we:
- Improve the living conditions on Pine Ridge through ongoing housing renovation and construction efforts that we engage in year round.
- Distribute firewood to families around the reservation in the Fall and Winter.
- Collect, transport and distribute food, clothing, furniture and other items to families across the reservation.
- Present at schools, churches and civic organizations around the country with our Lakota Youth Ambassadors and Elders.
- Facilitate cultural, educational and historical events throughout the year including horseback rides, traditional skill demonstrations, inipi, cultural and historical presentations, etc.
Your donation of $45 or $95 each month (that can be stopped at any time) will enable us to continue these efforts and also enable you to continue participating in these unique and ongoing monthly experiences.
Level 1 benefits ($45/month): - Free admission to monthly cultural/educational presentations. - Discount on Lakota made jewelry. Free subscription to Tiospaye newsletter (delivered 8 - 12 times annually).
Level 2 benefits ($95/month): - All Level 1 benefits. - Free admission to Open Volunteer trips as long as your membership is current during that month. - Membership in the Sunka Wakan horse program, which facilitates rides throughout the year and access to horseback riding for members.
Please join now by completing the following form:
The Tipi Raisers is registered as a 501(c)(3) non profit organization in the State of South Dakota. All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be mailed or emailed.
Donations can be made online or mailed to: 10244 W. Arkansas Drive Lakewood, CO 80232