Our Voices, 1,000 Ways to Fight Abuse in Indian Communities Campaign An outreach campaign made possible by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) and the National Society for American Indian Elderly. Volunteer Networks Through the development of outreach campaigns utilizing volunteer programs grants helped increase outreach and… Learn more.
AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) provides full-time members to assist with capacity building, grant writing, service enhancement, service coordination and other locally directed activities that help build better communities. The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service is to end poverty in all its forms. AmeriCorps*VISTA, has members serving in more than… Learn more.
The National Society for American Indian Elderly is proud of the accomplishments of the third year of the NSAIE AmeriCorps VISTA Tribal Summer Associates.
The National Society for American Indian Elderly (NSAIE) developed the Knowledge Preservation Project and received funding from the Administration for Native Americans, under the Social and Economic Development grant opportunity: The NSAIE helped develop Intergenerational programs in partnership with our member tribes to create activities that transfer the knowledge of elders to the next generation…. Learn more.
The NSAIE self-published its first cookbook, the Wisdom of Elders: Traditional American Indian Food and Recipes, in 2001. This cookbook was a compilation of recipes submitted by American Indian elders. These elders believed that a cookbook of traditional recipes was a culturally appropriate method for distributing traditional knowledge while generating revenue for tribal programs. Additionally,… Learn more.
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The end of summer marked the end of the AmeriCorps VISTA Tribal Summer Associates program for 2011. The NSAIE had an enormous participation rate that has surpassed previous years. In addition, we partnered with Boys & Girls Club and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to provide more sites with Summer Associates. These sites then took part in… Learn more.
In 1987, a group of American Indian Elders approached Steve Wilson, who was starting one of the first Older Americans Act Title VI programs in the country, and asked for help in identifying resources for senior service programs on tribal lands.
The NSAIE was founded and the Board of Directors was identified from tribal programs across the country, specifically from tribes that were also applying for and starting OAA Title VI programs.