White Earth Land Recovery Project

The mission of the White Earth Land Recovery Project is to facilitate the recovery of the original land base of the White Earth Indian Reservation while preserving and restoring traditional practices of sound land stewardship, language fluency, community development, and strengthening our spiritual and cultural heritage

How You Can Help

September 15, 2012 | Comments Off on How You Can Help

Donate Today:

Your donation makes the difference in our ability to work for our relatives and the health of Mother Earth.

To donate today, follow the link to our secure website:



Visit Our Store:

We work to continue, revive, and protect our native seeds, heritage crops, naturally-grown fruits, animals, wild plants, traditions, and knowledge of our Indigenous and land-based communities. We aim to maintain our culture and resist the global, industrialized food system that corrupts our health and freedom through inappropriate food production and genetic engineering.

Click the image below to go to the Native Harvest catalog:


Volunteer and Internship Opportunities:

We gladly accept volunteers–we always need help. Our volunteers work in our gardens and our food production center, assist us with our technology questions, collaborate with us on our research, and even . We work very hard and have a very small staff: we can use all the help that we can get.

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2012 summer AmeriCorps VISTAs spend time together in the WELRP intern house.

Through a WELRP internship, you can experience the culture and way of life at White Earth. If you’re outgoing, hardworking, open-minded, and have an interest in feeling the earth between your fingers, sharing your energy to assist with important Indigenous work or gaining research and technical writing experience, for an unpaid internship or volunteer opportunity. We provide housing.


The White Earth Land Recovery Project continues to develop long-lasting relationships with colleges and universities, such as the Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Fergus Falls and Colorado State University. In the past, we’ve collaborated with The University of St. Thomas, Hamline University, Antioch University, Macalester College, and Carleton College.

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You can also volunteer or intern through a partnership with one of the following organizations:

Global Citizens Network






Donor Privacy Policy

The White Earth Land Recovery Project collects and maintains the following types of donor information
when it is voluntarily provided to us: contact information–such as name, address, telephone number and email address–giving information, information on events attended, publications received and special requests for program information, and
information provided by the donor in the form of comments and suggestions.

We keep this confidential information on file for IRS purposes. We also use it to analyze overall giving
patterns in order to make more accurate budget projections as well as to understand donors’ interest in
our mission and to update them on the organization’s plans and activities. This information is shared
with staff, board members, volunteers, and consultants only on a confidential and need-to-know basis.

List Sharing:

The White Earth Land Recovery Project does not sell, rent, trade, or share its donor list with any other
organization. The White Earth Land Recovery Project never sends out mailings on behalf of other


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Whenever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and
transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of
your web browser or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the webpage.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your
information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Discontinuing Contact upon Request:

It is the policy of the White Earth Land Recovery Project to communicate with donors according to their
expressed preferences whenever possible. We will discontinue or change the method
used to contact any person upon that person’s oral or written request directed to the organization, its
professional fundraiser, or other agent.

The White Earth Land Recovery Project shall maintain a record of all requests by persons who indicate
to the organization, its professional fundraiser, or other agents, that they do not wish to be contacted by
or on behalf of the White Earth Land Recovery Project. This policy does not prohibit contact by an individual or group voluntarily soliciting on behalf of WELRP, even if the person being contacted has requested to be placed on the “do not contact list.”

Upon a person’s (or a person’s authorized representative’s) request that the White Earth Land Recovery
Project discontinue future contacts, the person’s name and address will be promptly modified in WELRP’s donor database to ensure that no further contact is made with the person. The White
Earth Land Recovery Project will also take steps to ensure that the person’s name is removed from any
external databases or records under our control.

Permanent Record:

The White Earth Land Recovery Project will maintain an electronic record of
all requests for discontinuance of contacts, effective with the adoption of this policy by the White
Earth Land Recovery Project’s Board of Directors. Oral requests will be noted in writing by WELRP’s staff and then permanently recorded in the electronic donor database. The records of
persons who have made such a request will be maintained by the White Earth Land Recovery Project to
the extent necessary for legal or liability purposes.