Founded in 2002, the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association (NAFFA), an Arizona based non-profit organization, strengthens families through the Fatherhood Is Sacred® Motherhood Is Sacred® (FIS/MIS),Linking Generations by Strengthening Relationships® and Addressing Family Violence & Abuse® curricula. All curricula use time honored cultural principles and practices as a foundation to build strong families that are resilient to divorce, domestic and substance abuse, suicide and human trafficking. The result of these programs has been an increased awareness of the sacred purposes of families with strengthened relationships and communities. Over 35,000 parents have enrolled in local chapters and 1,500 facilitators have been certified to teach the FIS/MIS curriculum.
"My name is Mike Talbot, my wife Lisa and I live in Orem, Utah where we have raised our four children and now 10 grandchildren. I work as a civil engineer and Lisa works in the counseling office at a nearby Junior High. Our ties to the Hopi and the reservation began many years ago with my father Sheldon Talbot, who had a very long standing relationship with the tribe, the elders, and many individuals. He passed those honors on to me. It is an honor to work with the tribe and also to help, in some small way, to fight COVID-19 in the villages."
"We grew up in a family of war refugees from Laos. Our family resettled in Porterville, CA which sits at the edge of Sequoia National Park in Central California. We didn't have much growing up, but we always knew the importance of community. Our parents' gardens and daily fishing trips were shared with other refugee families. Growing up, we thought this was common with everyone. Solidarity holds a lot of meaning to us. Our parents taught us to take care of others, which is why this campaign stood out to us. Upon coming across the flyer for donations on Facebook, I knew I needed to reach out and help. I contacted my brother and without hesitation, he made sure he did everything he could to help me coordinate. What started off as a simple idea, blossomed into an amazing journey. We hope our story can inspire others. From Los Angeles to Las Vegas to the Hopi Reservation, not much divides us. We're all living through trying times, which is why we chose to ban together. This wouldn't have been possible without the help from our friends and colleagues, but also without the help from Andrew and the campaign. Thank you for allowing us to connect. We appreciate your hospitality and we will get through this together!" -
Coconino County Supervisor D-7
Jim lives in rural Coconino county. Ranching has been in his family for generations. Like many of us, he makes his living off the land. Jim will fight to ensure our land remains intact and protected for use by farmers and ranchers. Jim is also a strong advocate for our Native American community and all of their traditions. He understands the issues families across the district face, and he will fight to preserve everyone’s way of life.
Make an investment in love and kindness (M.I.L.K) through empathetic actions bringing hope, dignity and an end to the culture of poverty.
"Angel and I are two people living in Tucson who started collecting donations for Native communities in Arizona who had asked for help. We are both in the restaurant industry and wanted to continue helping to feed and connect people while we've been laid off during the pandemic. We're very proud of Tucson and so happy we can support our neighbors right now." - Rusty
"K’e relief is a grass roots operation that is seeking to aid anyone in need of Covid-19 relief. We are focused on families and elders who live on or near southwest reservations. We believe everyone deserves the right to have basic necessities and support all other groups who are working for the same cause"