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My job title is Executive Director. I have been in this position since 2007.

My work involves overseeing the work of our non-profit, which includes social and cultural programs focused on the Native American community. We also operate a small Native American jewelry manufacturing company called Native Life Designs.

What I like about my job is stepping outside our comfortable middle-class culture and discovering the value and wonder of Native American culture. It is also challenging to understand the intricate causes of poverty and how to empower people to move ahead in their lives.

I am founder of our non-profit and as such have done everything from scrubbing floors to designing faith-based programs and businesses that empower Native people.

In the future, I would like to see poverty become a distant memory for the communities I work with.

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Life InitiativesLife Initiatives
We empower Native Americans to find hope and fulfillment by addressing physical, emotional, spiritual and relational needs.

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Getting required surgery in another state; need my daughters to travel with me to care for me

Member: Clifford (Rapid City, SD)
Validator: Ron, Life Initiatives

I need transportation and lodging for my family to accompany me to Omaha for surgery. The closest hospital for my surgery is a 1200 mile round trip. More

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Funded on 1/17/2013


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