Hall I have been hounded by them relentlessly! Their 990 for fiscal 2008, which they link to from their web site contains no attachments. But donors should be wary of a growing number of charities that purport to alleviate poverty in American Indian communities but instead use donated funds to stuff their own coffers. Esparza 505 863-9568 If you would like more information about any of our ongoing projects Housing,Stove, Food basket programs, or just want to volunteer any information or time,just click on the highlighted Image below and someone from the Project office will get back to you. I thought this odd, but told them to go ahead and send their letter. They are taking advantage to their own financial benefit. That is to say, by finding efforts that have more to do with mutual aid and less to do with the pretense of charity for others. I am so glad to hear the President was found guilty of fraud.
But they abused their privileges; they had their own airplane to fly the money into the bank every day. If the charity has more than one major program category, the schedule should provide a breakdown for each category. Furthermore, the caller had a distinctive accent greatly resembling those of people who had been repeatedly calling me from call centers in India. I recently received a letter in the mail from the , signed by Brian J. They were taken to the Bosque Redondo. What shall they say when they see our Maker?? I would encourage anyone with questions to simply contact them and then make an informed decision.
I was given directions and stopped. . No services were ever rendered with that money. Our domain has always been. I have spent my entire life helping people in positions in both public safety and military.
Cant believe that they did that. This program could have been a great one. When I asked him about it on the phone, he was adamant that they were not a scam, and even said that 100% of my donation would go to help the Indians. You have to make your own decisions on who to give to and I am a big skeptic, but sometimes taking the time talk to someone and seeing with your own eyes makes a difference. California: Mohave The Mohave people lived along the lower Colorado River in present-day Arizona and California. But the rotten ones are not admirable.
It is people like you that hurt honest charities that are trying to help people by not finding out the facts before you blow your top. By law, they do not go over the line in their operations to the point that a red flag would be raised. Americans feel guilty about their nation's treatment of Native peoples, he says, and they give money with the intention of correcting history's wrongdoings. The organization meets this standard. In this case, some charities say their solicitation pitch educates the public about the situation of poor Native Americans.
I wrote her a letter stating I would not be able to contribute to their charity at this time and mailed it using the pre-sorted stamped envelope they sent with their letter. The majority of their employees there, including the manager of that office, are Indian. Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information. Attorney Amanda Marshall alleged that he had not paid any of it out for that purpose. He should be turned over to those who he is exploiting and let them be creative about his punishment.
And remember, every purchase you make helps us fund our many programs to help out those that are most in need! The most important thing we provide is hope. Nor did you bother to ask someone from donor relations department any of your questions before you assumed the answers. But they have a website. My investigation showed similar dubious practices by the National Relief Charities, the Native American Heritage Association, American Indian Heritage Foundation, the Southwest Indian Foundation, and the Southwest Indian Children's Fund. And do the Native Americans know what kind of things we are saying to their discredit to earn all these millions of dollars? With all the need in our country, it sickens me that people take advantage of charitable people, denying the needs of others, living in luxury. I took the time to call their toll free number that was on the back of the letter and to my amazement someone actually answered the phone.
Meanwhile, the telephone connection was so bad I asked where on the sprawling reservation she was calling from. Also, this charity received only a 1 star rating out of a possible 4 from Charity Navigator. I feel that perhaps the best long-term solution for improvement for the population that Lakota College serves is through charity in higher-education funding, and also some level of charitable spending in regard to the providence of employment there would be a big help too. They have tormented me relentlessly and have unknown on the phone number listed. The first couple of replies on this site make me even more suspicious. Other native peoples coveted the Mohave's territory along the Colorado River.
Visitors can access my new blog by. Shady operations may also proliferate because government oversight of charities is sorely lacking. If you have a complaint, you should contact donor relations at 800-416-8102. As an American I can sympathize with calls for help as long as they are legitimate but Council for Indian Nations C. How can they possibly sleep?? She was a kind lady tho. Having lived near the reservation for 12 years, I told her I was not familiar with that place within the Navajo Nation.
I asked if the organization was a stand-alone charity in its own right or just a trade name used by another nonprofit. Gift products are presented for donation purposes only and are not available for individual sale. Called the attorney generals office, and will fill out a complaint. I was chairing the commission at the time. Contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. American Indian communities are among the nation's poorest, so donated goods and services are usually welcomed regardless of how they are obtained. So let me tell you more about us.