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Maka Foundation

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October 31, 2010

Maka is a way to assist a Native American tribe, The Lower Brule Sioux(Kul Wicasa Oyate), and the environment in one place.  See more

BENEFITING: Maka Foundation

Roger Nehring


Our Lakota word for earth, its land, water and animals is “maka”. The Maka Foundation was formed in 2005 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and became fully operational in 2006. The Maka Foundation was created to support species recovery and conservation, to consolidate suitable habitats, restore degraded habitats, and to adequately educate and equip tribal members to become part of the recovery team.

The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe had already successfully reintroduced bison, elk, wild turkey and many native plant species to the reservation; however there was more work to be done in making our environment healthier. Thus, the Maka Foundation was created and immediately began raising charitable funds from friends like you who share our concern for the environment, species reintroduction and habitat restoration.

This tax-deductible financial support to the Maka Foundation directly supports these efforts in creating self-sustaining populations of species that began disappearing with the arrival of European explorers, the establishment of dams, and certain farming practices.

The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe has purchased approximately 36,000 acres of land through an aggressive land re-purchase and consolidation program. The land re-purchase allows the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Wildlife, Fish and Recreation Department to effectively manage the land by discontinuing over grazing by cattle, replanting Native grasses, and shrubs and natural prairies and wetlands restored. These programs although labor intensive, costly and timely, are crucial in effective wildlife and land management.

The Maka Foundation provides employment to those who may not have otherwise had a job and we support programs to ensure a healthy environment for our future generations.

The "maka" knows no boundaries, so all the efforts of the Maka Foundation direct impact the flora and fauna in our neighboring counties and the Fort Pierre National Grasslands.

Please, become a friend of the Maka Foundation and go to our "Donate Now" page. Your tax-deductible donation is needed and greatly appreciated.



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