Join us

“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.”   

— Iyotanka Tatanka – Sitting Bull, Hunkpapa Lakota Medicine Man  


No matter what your age, skills, talents or wealth, there are many ways you can help hawkwing serve the needs of the people on the Cheyenne River Lakota Reservation. 

How you can help

Make a donation

hawkwing promotes a world vision of Mitakuye Oyasin — We Are All Related.  In the Native American manner, we acknowledge the importance of all living things on the Earth. hawkwing seeks to create a reality where we understand, honor, appreciate and respect one another across ethnicity, genders, sexual orientation, ages, species, boundaries and beliefs. hawkwing strives to engage children and adults in honoring and healing Mother Earth who provides us with our very existence.


Be a volunteer

People of all ages are needed to help in a wide variety of ways.  Please contact us to see how you can help. Here are some ideas ~ and we would love to hear yours!

Here are some of the ways that you can give your time:

  • Soliciting Donations of cash or items. Perfect for schools, scouts, faith groups, civic groups and businesses!

  • Organizing and Sorting Items at warehouse

  • Packing family boxes for the Annual Holiday Give Away

  • Picking up and delivering collections to the warehouse

  • Outreach to bring in new groups

  • Fundraising/Fundraisers

  • Corporate Outreach

  • Publicity

  • Load truck on shipping day  (First Saturday each June & December)

  • Taking Pictures & Video

  • Community Development and Building on the Reservation

  • Conduct a food drive – either virtually if you are out of the area, or directly if you are close by 


Lend a Helping Hand on the Rez

Our Helping Hands volunteers and medical personnel donate a week or two of their time each summer to provide medical and dental services, repair homes and community buildings, provide enriching and engaging Summer Youth Institutes and work on food sustainability. For information on how you can join hawkwing and lend a helping hand on the Cheyenne River Sioux/Lakota Reservation, contact us.


We welcome individuals and groups including youth groups, scouts, faith communities, social groups, Rotaries, businesses, schools and colleges and more!