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Join Running Strong in showing your support for equal access voting rights by signing our Native American Voting Rights Access petition
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Clean Water Access
Running Strong has been bringing water access to thousands of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation residents since 1986.
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Billy Mills
Billy Mills, Oglala Lakota (Sioux) is Running Strong’s National Spokesperson. An Olympic gold medalist at the 1964 Olympics, Billy has dedicated his life to serving Native American communities.
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COVID-19 in Indian Country
Even though meeting the needs of our partners has become challenging, we remain committed to our mission of assisting Native Americans, especially children, now more than ever.
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Our Approach

We Put Youth
First

Our focus on youth programs fosters change across age groups and entire communities.

American Indian-Led

Our leadership is committed to preserving the traditions, languages and sanctity of American Indian communities.

We Help Where Needed Most

Rather than coming into a community and announcing what we will do, we listen to hear what our partners tell us they need.

Billy Mills

Billy Mills, Oglala Lakota (Sioux) is Running Strong’s National Spokesperson. An Olympic gold medalist at the 1964 Olympics, Billy has dedicated his life to serving Native American communities.

Running Strong Changes Lives

"We were so grateful to Running Strong for the school supplies and backpacks. Our local programs are operating on limited budgets and were not able to help this year. Running Strong filled a void and helped families who would not have been able to get help."
Cheryl Kary
Sacred Pipe Resource Center

Program Spotlight

Back to School with studystrong

Thanks to the supporters of Running Strong for American Indian Youth®, 5,000 Native students have received all the notebooks, paper, binders, pencils and pens, crayons, rulers, erasers, scissors and more to do their schoolwork.

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