Building strong youth to become tomorrow's leaders and healers.

Our Mission

Buffalo Youth Nation Project is a Native-for-Native nonprofit committed to serving the Native/Indigenous of the Great Plains region. We provide school supplies, clothing, food, winter gear, and other resources to reservation schools and communities to build strong youth and support intergenerational healing.


The high school graduation rate among Native Americans in South Dakota in 2019/2020, compared to a 93% graduation rate for all races.


Percentage of Native American children in South Dakota living in poverty (as of 2018).


Percentage of Native American households on reservations that lack a complete kitchen. This is compared to 1% of households nationally.

Buffalo Youth Nation Project has a simple yet powerful vision:

Improve resource availability for Native/Indigenous youth of the Great Plains region so they rise to become future leaders and healers of their Nation.

Satisfying critical needs

We provide the following resources:


Non-perishables, food bags


Shirts, pants, hats, socks

Winter Gear

Coats, sweaters, hats, gloves

School Supplies

Paper, pencils, pens, backpacks

Personal Care Supplies

Shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, RID kits

Learn how you can contribute.