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Our Vision

Facilitate trips for youth groups and college-age groups to come to our reservation to learn about Native people, our lives and worldviews, and to deconstruct missiological paradigms that have historically been destructive to Native people.

Facilitate the passing of Yakama culture through elders to youth—teaching and encouraging language, bead-work, drumming, traditional Yakama songs, tule mat making, basket making, root digging, gathering, hunting and fishing.

To provide high school graduates with college opportunities through scholarships and leadership development.

To hold weekly youth group meetings, providing a safe, healthy environment where spirituality is taught and social issues for Native youth are discussed.

To empower Native youth culturally, economically, spiritually and socially through various programs that speak to each of these areas.

To provide leadership development through a Youth Council and training.

Our Mission

Mending Wings exists to empower and heal Native youth through leadership development, cultural retention and revitalization programs, spirituality and our ways of life.

501c3 Information

Mending Wings is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The funds you entrust to us are prayerfully and responsibly managed.

When did Mending Wings receive its IRS Certification?

In May of 2006 the IRS issued a determination letter recognizing Mending Wings as a 501c3 organization.

What does a 501c3, tax-exempt organization mean?

The term “tax-exempt,” when used in reference to nonprofit organizations, generally refers to the net profits (proceeds over and above expenses) of an organization being exempt from federal and/or state income tax. While a nonprofit organization can be established by incorporating, the entity is not automatically tax-exempt upon creation with the state. Tax-exemption can usually be achieved only through applying for and receiving Internal Revenue Service (IRS) approval.

Are my donations tax deductible?

Yes! Because we are a 501c3 tax-exempt organization, your donation is fully deductible to the full amount allowed by law. Please check with you tax preparer for specifics.