Cedar Face Foundation

Cedar Face Foundation, Inc.… Serving, Advocating, and Promoting Health, Wellness, and Self-Sufficiency of Native Peoples!

aka Cedar Face Foundation - 1, 2, 3... Hi Baby   |   Pine Ridge, SD   |  http://www.cedarfacefoundation.org

Mission

The Cedar Face Foundation is the premier resource for Native Peoples to define and develop health, wellness, and self-sufficiency, regardless of race, or condition in life. Approximately 80% of clients served through the Cedar Face Foundation, Inc. screen positive for Toxic Stress and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. We are raising money to help participants who find themselves caught up on either side the legal system with court costs and legal fees while advocating for their needs and protecting their civil rights. Based in traditional Lakota values, we provide comprehensive services through advocacy, education, and research, that focuses on the traditional and cultural values of Native peoples, and our inalienable civil rights.

Ruling year info

2015

President

Frederick Cedar Face

CEO

Ruby Gail Cedar Face

Main address

P O Box 6031

Pine Ridge, SD 57770 USA

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EIN

41-2207360

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Victims' Services (P62)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (P19)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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The Cedar Face Foundation is the premier resource for Native Peoples to define and develop health, wellness, and self-sufficiency, regardless of race, or condition in life. Approximately 80% of clients served through the Cedar Face Foundation, Inc. screen positive for Toxic Stress and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Based in traditional Lakota values, we provide comprehensive service through advocacy, education, and research, that focuses on the traditional and cultural values of Native peoples, and ensuring that each client has access to much needed physical and mental health services, while ensuring their civil rights are upheld, if they find themselves caught up in the legal system. We are raising money to help with the costs of providing services and much needed legal representation.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

VDOVE - Victims of Domestic and Other Violent Experiences

VDOVE works to provide safe environment, seek assistance, advocacy and justice. Approximately 80% of clients served through the Cedar Face Foundation, Inc. screen positive for Toxic Stress and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The Cedar Face Foundation provides comprehensive services through advocacy, education, and research that honors the traditional and cultural values of the Lakota People.

Population(s) Served

APE’ – Advocacy Program for Education – Special Needs Students – APE’, (pronounced ah-pay’) is the Lakota verb for hope, or hope in action. Advocating on behalf of students and families to ensure access to education with appropriate services, and for students transitioning into adulthood to increase individual self-sufficiency.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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Number of entities served by expertise

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Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

VDOVE - Victims of Domestic and Other Violent Experiences

Context Notes

Total number of cases advocated through the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court System.

Number of cases monitored

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

VDOVE - Victims of Domestic and Other Violent Experiences

Context Notes

Family dynamics, safety and access to necessities, and representation through the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court System. Monitor criteria: Family safety, substance abuse monitor, family access to services

Number of familiy court cases represented

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

VDOVE - Victims of Domestic and Other Violent Experiences

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Nearly every family living within the exterior boundaries of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, is affected, directly and/or indirectly by the effects of alcohol, drug addictions, family and community violence, poverty, and the intolerable stresses of managing on a shoe string budget. Many families also have one or more individuals identified with Special Needs issues. The Cedar Face Foundation is driving awareness and calling for action. We hope to achieve the following: 1) Reduce PTSD and Toxic Stress through driving awareness and increasing access to information. 2) Improve family networks and access to appropriate health care providers, 3) Drive awareness of Special Needs issues, ensure access to education , services, 4) Improve the outcomes of those individuals caught up in the legal system, ensuring their civil rights are upheld and appropriate accommodations are afforded each individual, and urging the Tribal Courts to collaborate with us for the benefit of each client.

The Cedar Face Foundation administration and staff work tirelessly each day to advance awareness of Toxic Stress and PTSD the needs of individuals who identify with Special Needs issues. Through our VDOVE program we: 1) Invite and encourage tribal leaders to understand PTSD and Toxic Stress, and drive tribal legislation to impact and reduce the prevalence of family and community violence. 2) Develop and Distribute brochures and public education about PTSD and Toxic STress. 3) Urge local health care professionals to identify and address potential PTSD conditions, and encourage healthy living with every patient. 5) Increase education and knowledge about the needs of individuals identified with Special Needs issues, 6) Cedar Face Foundation Administration is licensed to practice and represents clients on both sides of the legal system to ensure that civil rights of each individual is upheld, accommodations provided f needed, and that the best outcome is obtained.

We have a good working relationship with local and neighboring community providers, health care providers, and provide reports to our local tribal council. The President of the Cedar Face Foundation is licensed to practice law in the Oglala Sioux Tribal Courts, and actively represents clients on both sides of the legal system - civil and criminal. Periodically, we are invited to speak/present about healthy life choices, with in local high school environments, community events, and to international audiences, where we are able to reach out to students, educators, and public stakeholders alike. Further, we also have an online presence, both a website at www.cedarfacefoundation.org, and through FaceBook as well.

Some of the progress that we are achieving is raising the awareness of drug and alcohol addictions' impact on family and child safety throughout the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Our public housing and public safety officers work hand in hand to ensure the safe environment for children throughout the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Another area of progress in our work through the tribal court system, is our drive to engage prosecutor and judge collaboration for restorative justice, which boils down to helping those who recognize they must make changes in their lives, are given the opportunity and the Courts work with them to pursue avenues for self-improvement and healthy lifestyles, including,: alcohol and drug treatment, anger management, and even work and school releases allowing individuals to better themselves and advance their opportunities to create better lives for themselves and their families. This is a work in progress.

Financials

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Cedar Face Foundation

Board of directors
as of 11/9/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Frederick Cedar Face

Cedar Face Foundation

Term: 2006 -

Frederick Cedar Face

Cedar Face Foundation

Gail Cedar Face

Cedar Face Foundation

Darrell Eaglestaff

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes