Bismark, North Dakota
SACRED PIPE RESOURCE CENTER
The Sacred Pipe Resource Center (SPRC) was founded in 2007 by a group of long-term residents of the Bismarck-Mandan area who are committed to the mission of maintaining a home-away-from-home for off-reservation American Indians living in the area. The founders realized the need for an organization to assist Native people and families who are living away from their homelands, while respecting the sovereign nature of their individual Tribal citizenship.
NATIVE AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The Native American Development Center (NADC) is a 501(c)(3) Native-led nonprofit corporation. Our headquarters is in Bismarck, North Dakota since August 2014. NADC was founded on September 10, 2012 to provide social-economic and cultural education, resources and support services to Native Americans living in the Bismarck Metro Area which has the largest diverse tribal Native American population in an urban city within the North Dakota. We work towards helping people and families obtain social, emotional, spiritual and economic security. We integrate our tribally diverse values including kinship to best meet the cultural needs of Native Americans.
Bismark - Mandan Community Profile
The Sacred Pipe Resource Center (SPRC) is a North Dakota- and Native-based non-profit and 501(c)3 organization. The mission of the SPRC is “to address and support the social/cultural, emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical needs of Native people of all Tribes living in the Bismarck-Mandan area in order to foster strong, self-sufficient individuals and families, and to provide liaison services between Native and non-Native people in order to foster a cohesive community.” The American Indian population makes up approximately 4% of the population in Bismarck, 5% of the population in Mandan, and 10% of the student population in the Bismarck-Mandan school systems. SPRC was founded in 2007 by long-term residents committed to maintaining a home-away-from-home for the off-reservation Indian population. SPRC received tax-exempt status from the IRS in 2014 and has since provided programs and projects focused on developing and maintaining community engagement within the American Indian population.