Goodthinking 4 All Our Relations a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit organized in July 2009 to address and meet the needs of the seemingly forgotten and overlooked children and Elders in “Indian Country.” Poverty and despair have been ongoing issues for decades and are presently at or below third world conditions.
Most homes lack running water and working sewage, propane is the only source of heat and most Elders have no means to obtain it.
Our immediate goal is to provide “warmth” (propane, blankets, clothing, diapers and hygiene products) to North American Native Indians of all Nations who are in need of basic survival necessities. This is emergency response. There are Elders and children in dire need of assistance now.
Our staff is comprised solely of volunteers with all donations and funding going directly to the Elders and children in need. When people are fighting merely to survive there is not time for them to think of ways in which to thrive, we promote social dignity through the relief of existing conditions cause by poverty and distress.
We operate under the jurisdiction of a covenant with Creation.
We are proudly sponsored by the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, and Puyallup Tribe of Indians, and endorsed by Chief Arvol Lookinghorse, and Red Nations Film Festival.
Through the Traditional Ceremonies, Teachings, and Guidance of our elders, we understand it is time to make a difference in the lives of the Nation’s First People.
We have partnered with Indian Child Welfare (ICW) and Indian Health Services (IHS) representatives to provide much needed “warmth” to many of the ICW and IHS programs. We have also launched a partnership with domestic violence programs that need assistance getting “warmth” to people who must be removed from their homes for safety purposes (often these individuals have only the clothes on their back).
BELOW ARE SOME OF THE TRIBES / NATIONS TOGETHER WE HAVE GOTTEN “WARMTH” TO
Navajo Nation P.O.Box 9040 Window Rock Arizona 86515
Cheyenne River Sioux PO Box 590 EagleButte, SD 57625-0590
San Carlos Apache Ndeh Nation ANCC P.O. Box 1240 San Carlos Arizona 85550
Northern Arapaho Nation WIC program P.O Box 396 – Fort ashakie WY.
Crow Agency, Crow Nation PO Box 159 | Bacheeitche Avenue Crow Agency, MT 59022
Hopi Tribe P.O. Box 123 Kykotsmovi, Arizona 86039 Early Intervention Program Office of special needs. Sandra P. Ami Coordinator(928) 734 3416 Crystal Kewanimptewa, Early Intervention Parent Trainer (928) 734-3418
Goodthinking 4 all our relations is currently working with Washington State’s ICW Indian Child Welfare Programs, Helping them with “WARMTH”
Good thinking 4 All Our Relations Worked with Enoch Brings Plenty, (The tribal elders have elected to represent them) and Heather Olsen, of United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota, to help the Elders at Porcupine Elders Meals Center.
Good thinking 4 All Our Relations dedicates 40% of all Donations to purchasing propane during hard winters. 100% of all donations specified for propane to the Tribes in -0 temperatures going without heat.
Yakima Reservation 28 homes destroyed by fire Yakama Tribal Council Jerry Meninick, Chairperson P.O. Box 151 Toppenish, WA 98948
A few of the many families we’ve helped in dire need of “Warmth” winter 2011 -0 temperature’s
Leisah Blue Spruce PO Box 581 Eagle Butte, SD 57625 #1 Highway 212 (Propane & Electricity)
Nico Sheppard PO Box 154 Dupree, SD 57623 House # 178, Dupree Housing (Propane & Electricity)
Tanya (High Elk) Annis PO Box 1142 PO Box 581 Eagle Butte, SD 57625 House 344, Washington Street (Propane & Electricity)
Lisa High Elk PO Box 1482 PO Box 8 Eagle Butte, SD 57625 (Propane & Electricity)
Natasha Frazier PO Box 581 Eagle Butte, SD 57625 Scattered Site South of Green Grass Housing (Propane & Electricity)
A BRIGHTER FUTURE,
Good thinking 4 All Our Relations See’s a brighter future for the people.
This will include, a Community Center with thrift store, vegetable garden, cultural center (a safe and sober environment) with a kitchen to prepare meals for those in need. Here, tribal members can have gainful employment working with a volunteer staff. Students can receive help with school work; new mothers may receive Pre natal care. Those who cannot afford “Warmth” or hygiene will receive it at no cost, asking if they can in return; donate their time to help in the thrift store, garden, or kitchen.
We will also offer a place where tribal members can learn about home repair, allowing the youth to help the Elders and their families. A Cultural Center, where our Elders will teach the youth their language and traditions (such as pottery, basket weaving, blanket making, etc), and learn their traditional oral teachings, thus creating a bond between the elderly and the youth, enhancing the quality of life for future generation.