Legislative Affairs Coordinator Cinda Hughes for CANAR spoke at RES New Mexico two weeks ago in Santa Fe. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert
Published December 1, 2015
WASHINGTON – #GivingTuesday helps kick-off the time of year many non-profit organizations raise one-third of their annual fundraising endeavors.
Caution is should be exercised when selecting a non-profit to donate your hard earned dollars.
This year, Native News Online is featuring one non-profit to consider giving to this year: the Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation, commonly referred to as CANAR.
CANAR is a national American Indian organization based in Washingotn, D.C. that has some 85 American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages across the United States as members.
In addition to its tribal members, other vocational rehabilitation institutions, such as state vocational rehabilitation services and universities, become members of CANAR in order to better serve American Indians and Alaska Natives with a diability.
There are almost 1,000,000 American Indians and Alaska Natives with disabilities, which represent over 27 percent of the total population. This rate is higher than any other demographic in the United States. Over 600,000 of this group are working age (18-65).
Of the American Indian and Alaska Native tribes in Indian Country, only 83 received Title IV, Section 121 funds. There are literally over a half-million American Indians and Native Americans who are not provided vocational rehabilitation services.
CANAR wants to change this.
To learn more about CANAR, go to the organization’s website: www.canar.org.
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