Walking Shield’s mission is to improve the quality of life for American Indian families by coordinating programs that provide shelter, healthcare, community development support, educational assistance, and humanitarian aid. Walking Shield is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has significantly increased its program support activities over the past several years. Working closely with tribal leaders, Walking Shield provides a variety of services to American Indian families.
Operation Walking Shield consists of:
* The Medical and Dental Support Program
* The Infrastructure Support Program
* The Housing Relocation Program
Other Programs Include:
* The Humanitarian Aid Program
* The Holiday Gift Program
* The Education Program
* The Gift of Sight Partnership
In 1986, Mr. Phil Stevens, who is of Lakota (Sioux) heritage, founded Walking Shield. From 1986 through his retirement in 2004, Mr. Stevens devoted his full attention to improving the quality of life for our nation’s American Indians. “Walking Shield” is Mr. Stevens’ Lakota name.