Great news! We received our letter from the IRS today. The Mitakupi Foundation is now an official federally recognized tax-exempt 501c3 non-profit organization! That means all donations received since our filing date last November are tax deductible to the full extent of the law! Please join as we now increase our fundraising efforts to support the youth of Pine Ridge!
Archives for July 2015
We have just returned from Pine Ridge and another successful Sacred Hoop Prayer Run. Sincere thanks to everyone who supported it!
Over 150 youth participated in 6 days of running, praying, camping and traditional teachings. We finished up filming for our feature documentary on the run and we will have more updates on that soon!
Tragically, the week of the run there were 3 more teen suicides reminding us of the urgent need for support and resources for the people on the front lines helping these kids around the clock. We met with leaders from the SweetGrass project – who are the first responders to suicides on the reservation. They also lead suicide prevention teachings for youth and man the Suicide Hotline that we set up last winter. We will be partnering with them on several new upcoming initiatives.