Veterans organization

Tribal organization of veterans receives federal charter, a first in US history

BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) — The U.S. Senate has passed legislation that will create a federal charter for the National American Indian Veterans, a South Dakota-based organization that helps defend tribal veterans in all 50 states.

The organization helps tribal veterans receive benefits and resources. Charters are granted by Congress to recognize national organizations that work solely for charitable purposes. This is the first time in US history that a tribal veterans organization has been chartered. Congress regularly refers to National Indian Veterans for input on issues facing Native American veterans.

“We are closer than at any time in the past 20 years to Congress recognizing the sacrifices of generations of American Indians who have answered the call of the nation and fought in every war since American Revolution,” veteran veteran Don Loudner said. of the Korean War, enrolled member of the Hunkpati Sioux Tribe and national commander of the National American Indian Veterans, Inc.

The Department of Veterans Affairs reports that there are more than 140,000 Native American veterans living in the United States.