Native American Heritage Association

Rating: 2.92 stars   12 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Food, Human Services

Address:

PO Box 512 Rapid City SD 57709 USA

Mission:

Native American Heritage Association is a 501 (c) (3) non profit organizations dedicated to helping the Native American families in need living on the Sioux Reservations of South Dakota with food, clothing and other basic life necessities.

Target demographics:

Native Americans living on the Reservations in South Dakota

Geographic areas served:

South Dakota and Wyoming

Programs:

Native American Heritage Association works with Feeding America and other organizations to obtain food to deliver to the Native American families in need on the Sioux Reservations of South Dakota.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 3 stars  

Well i come from a reservation where my home was taken from me cant get help with food clothing gas a home so right now me and my husband live outta our car and still manage to go college we live off his ssi but to actually get a home have food ro cook all that good stuff would be a dream come true but we dont know who or where to ask..its hard bein native begn fer help but we do need it hopefully me nd my husband can get donations of food or shelter will be greatly appreciated..my email is charlottemarie6993@gmail.com please help

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I am absolutely appalled by the management of this organization. I received a mailpiece from the NAHA. I have never supported this organization and called to see which organization I have supported in the past sold my information to, or exchanged lists with the Native American Heritage Association. I spoke to two employees, including Pam, who refused to provide this information to me. I told Pam that I felt it was a poor organizational practice to refuse to provide this information (while claiming that they were unable to locate this information). Pam's response was to tell me that I, as a potential donor, should check the privacy policies of the organizations I support. I concede that I should have taken that step, but the NAHA should be ashamed of themselves for taking advantage of potential donors in that manner. I have never been treated so poorly by an organization before. I hope that someone at NAHA takes the time to reevaluate how potential donors are treated. They claim to value transparency and accountability, but displayed neither today.

 
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We apologize for being unable to provide the information you requested. As with most donor-driven organizations, NAHA purchases mailing list from companies specializing in compiling data from other companies and organizations. We are responsive to requests for removal (opting-out) from our mailing/email lists. We do not have direct access to where these companies gather or compile their lists. However, these list can most likely be traced back to purchase of a product or service where you have given your name and address. Your information can be gathered from telephone directories, car or house purchases, or by subscribing to a magazine, signing up for a credit card, ordering something from a catalog, participating in a store’s loyalty card program, sending a donation to a charitable organization (that does sell your information), or filling out a product registration form. Your name, address, and other contact information is entered into a database by the company collecting the information. As with any service provider or charitable organization donors/customers should review their privacy policy. NAHA does not rent, sell or exchange the names of our donors with any other organizations.

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I WILL SUGGEST TO THOSE FOLKS WHO WROTE NEGATIVELY ABOUT NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION TO CHECK WITH THE SCRUPULOUSLY METICULOUS CHARITY NAVIGATOR FOR THEIR ASSESSMENT OF THIS CHARITY. CHARITY NAVIGATOR HAS THE MOST RIGID STANDARDS I HAVE EVER DISCOVERED FOR EVALUATING THE PLETHORA OF CHARITIES ABOUNDING IN THIS COUNTRY AND THAT SITE HAS GIVEN THE NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION (NAHA), IT HIGHEST EVALUATION FOR THE PAST 9 YEARS. CHARITY NAVIGATOR EXAMINES EVERY CHARITY'S FEDERAL CHARITIES ANNUAL SUBMISSION AS THEY UNDERTAKE THEIR OWN SCRUPULOUS REVIEW AND ANALYSES AND JUDGEMENT AND THEY HAVE, ACCORDINGLY, SO EXAMINED NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION'S- (NAHA) SUBMISSION. PERHAPS IT WOULD BE WELL TO LOOK A BIT MORE DILIGENTLY BEFORE RUSHING TO JUDGEMENT THAT ASSOCIATION (NAHA) SOLICITS A LAUNDRY LIST OF DONATIONS, INCLUDING AND NOT LIMITED TO: FOOD, CLOTHING, PROPANE FUEL FOR RESERVATION "SHACKS" IN WHICH HUMAN BEINGS ARE CONSIGNED TO LIVE, COOKING STOVES, HEATING STOVES TOYS FOR POVERTY-STRICKEN C\NATIVE CHILDREN, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, PERSONAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS, ETC., ETC. WHO DO YOU THINK SOLICITS THESE THINGS IN AN NON-ENDING PERSONAL APPEAL.... BEGGING, IT WAS ONCE CALLED. REMEMBER, THESE RESERVATIONS,(CALLED CONCENTRATION CAMPS OR GHETTOS IN EUROPE JUST SOME 70 SHORT YEARS AGO. NOT IN AMERICA, SOME MAY SAY BUT I SAY, YES--- DEFINITELY IN AMERICA. AND THAT FOLLOWED 200+ YEARS OF A CONTINUING SYSTEMATIC CAMPAIGN OF NOTHING BUT ETHNIC CLEANSING UPON, ONCE,ONCE UPON THE EXPLICIT ORDER OF A VERY PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, NAMELY, ANDREW JACKSON. AS CHRIST SAID, 2000+ YEARS AGO: "LET HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN, CAST THE FIRST STONE!" BUT THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN WARING WITH NATIONS PURSUING ETHNIC CLEANSING BUT HYPOCRITICALLY, DOES N-O-T-H-I-N-G= ABOUT THE LINGERING EFFECTS OF IT OWN MURDEROUS CAMPAIGN TO E-X-T-I-N-G-U-I=S=H AN ENTIRE PEOPLE IN THIS VERY LAND UPON WHICH THEY LIVED UNDER THEIR OWN GOVERNING DOCUMENTS FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS AND NOW, WHERE WE LIVE AND WHICH WE NOW CALL---- "THE LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME OF THE BRAVE"!!!! BUT N-E-V-E-R- AN ADMITTED OPPRESSOR NATION. IT'S IN THE HISTORY IF ONE, HONESTLY AND SINCERELY, WISHES TO DISCOVER THE TRUTH! OF OUR "OWN MAN'S INHUMANITY TO MAN!!!! SUCH AN EFFORT IS HARD AND TIME-CONSUMING BUT WELL WORTH THE EFFORT TO REPLACE IGNORANCE WITH TRUTH AND KNOWLEDGE. DO NOT RELY ON HOLLYWOOD'S DEPICTION AND ITS' CHARACTERIZATION OF NATIVE PEOPLES'+ GREAT SPIRIT+, WHOM WE KNOW AS GOD..... WILL JUDGE! Jim Garzone

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

am an 82 year old man living on Social Security based upon salaries of the 1940's, 1950, 1960's and 1970, a 'far cry' from what salaries have risen to in the following years. As uou know, Social Security is based upon those salaries. The same applies to pensions except in those early years, many if not most but the national companies paid pensions because of their unions and they were high. But if one didn't work for one of these3 Corporations, pensions, if they were provided, were comparatively much less.

Every month, I and my wife separate out, IMMEDIATELY, 10% of our incone which consist solely of our Social Security and a small pension I receive from an employer in the '40's, 50's 60's and 70' before I retired following emergency open heart surgery.

THE VERY 1st Charity we send donation to is the NAHA. I have spoken by phone to several of their workers, many of whom are volunteers. I viewed their WEB-SITE in great detail and I viewed their Organization of CHARITY NAVIGATOR. I have every confidence that by far, most of our scarce $$$$$$ given to NAHA, likely 97cents, goes to those Ethnic AQmericasns most in need.... in every kind of weather and every Season. I would urge others to view the resources which we used and I am sure, you will arrive at the same conclusion. I NEVER had a high-paying job and my wife remained home to care for our children so I have no 'pile' of mony sitting anywhere except enough to bury me.

NAHA couldn't be a more worthy charity, in our opinion. Jim G. Troy, N.Y.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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