2016 Dreamstarter Blaze Burrows, Round Valley Indian Tribes, Covelo, California

Blaze, a 16-year-old sophomore in his Native American studies program, came to the mind of his Native American Studies program teacher in 2015 as the ideal Dreamstarter candidate with an already-impressive resume: President of the Round Valley High School Native…
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Beat The Drum. Be Counted! Find Out the Latest about our Census Campaign

The Census makes a huge impact on people’s lives. In the 2010 Census, Native Americans were under counted by about 4.9 percent — that’s more than double the undercount rate of the next closest group. This inaccuracy meant that Indian…

1,032 People Provided with Water on Pine Ridge, Navajo Nation in Past Five Years

Running Strong for American Indian Youth® was founded 30 years ago with the mission of helping Native people who struggle to get the simple basic necessities of life – which foremost includes water. Thanks to friends like you, we have…
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Smart Sacks: Providing Children with Healthy Meals Over the Weekend

The spring semester has started, and students of Takini School District in South Dakota and Menominee School District in Wisconsin will go back to class ready to focus on learning free from hunger thanks to Running Strong for American Indian…
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Running Strong for American Indian Youth Launches Major Push for 2020 Census

Beat the Drum. Be Counted! You have read about the challenges faced by so many on Native reservations.  You have supported programs to help Native children and their families, and built sustainable programs that will help communities for generations. So…
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Navajo Hopi Honor Riders Distribute Turkeys for the Holidays

Starting around October each year, Running Strong partners can apply for small holiday grants for community gatherings, seasonal operations, or use at their discretion for the local population in the name of holiday cheer. Some organizations host Christmas celebrations or…