All Our Relations Project

NACS is immensely grateful for the support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation for the “All Our Relations” Project that operated from May 1, 2016 through August 31, 2019.  The “All Our Relations” Project provided substantial community and cultural events, services, and trainings, with a very extensive reach within the Native American communities, friends, and neighbors.

NACS’ Special Initiatives is actively seeking to continue many of the activities provided by “All Our Relations” Project.  Funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek MI


“All Our Relations” Project, A New Initiative to Improve Relations between Native & Non-Native Communities and to Contribute to the Health & Wellbeing of the Native American Community & Friends.

Project Mission Statement:

                To nurture and facilitate improved health and wellbeing of the urban, Native American population & friends in the NACS’ service area in ways that can be documented, evaluated, and shared with others


Project Vision Statement:

                Native American community members & friends live healthy, thriving lives, free from the influence of alcohol and drug dependency and other health/social problems, and have strong, positive levels of cultural identity, pride, self-esteem, and respect for self & others


“All Our Relations” Project—

  •      Creating better relationships between Native and Non-Native providers, communities, and persons
  •      Improving the health and wellbeing of the Native American  community and friends 

                The health and wellness of Native American communities have been greatly and negatively impacted by historical traumas and related factors.  Many of these issues are not recognized by many Native and Non-Native people.  “All Our Relations” is intended to overcome these issues by providing more culturally-grounded programs and services as well as building stronger partnerships with the friends, supporters and providers who work with Native people, families, and communities.  All services are provided at no cost to participants.



Native American Cultural Activities

  •      Teachings of the “Good Mind”
  •      Haudenosaunee Social Dances
  •      Native Arts & Crafts Instruction
  •      Community Networking & Info Sharing
Voluntary Case Management
  •      Advocacy, Referrals, & Support
  •      Individualized Service Plans
  •      Support for a Wide Range of Issues
Native American Cultural Competency Training
  •      Specialized for Organization Requests
  •      Understanding of Inter-generational Issues as Impacted by Historical Traumas
  •      Models of Cultural Competency to Work More Effectively with Native People