It is our commitment in all that we do to help sustain the values of the Native American Culture. The values that we support specifically are the Stewardship and the Protection of Mother Earth and Respect and Support for the Native People of this land. We donate tipis to Native Americans in need, we give Native American individuals and Native American non-profit organizations a 10% discount and we make annual donations to the Native American Rights Fund, Native American Heritage Museum, Lakota Law Project, ACLU and Greenpeace, among others. In 2016, Nomadics Tipi Makers supported the No DAPL Movement at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. 81 tipis were purchased with large discounts and were taken to Standing Rock by volunteer water protectors. Nomadics also donated 10 tipis, including a 26ft community tipi, painted with portraits and quotes from Native American Elders. In 2017, we donated $30,000 to the Romero Institute’s “Lakota People’s Law Project.”
To continue our solidified support, we have now created www.tipi.com/WeCare. 100% of the profit of all items sold under this project will be donated to benefit specific Native American issues. The cost of the items will be transparent and we will suggest a retail price range, to allow every to contribute with a donation that they can afford. Our inaugural items are two T-shirts, designed and painted by the owners of Nomadics, Jeb and Nicole.
The mission of Green America: “Our mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.”
As a company who strives to be responsible in all aspects of what we do, we maintain the high standards required of companies to be a part of this organization. Additionally, we always seek ways to improve how our business can have a positive impact on our world and those who inhabit it. We encourage our customers to be mindful in this same way and we are always open to recommendations and new ideas on how we can continue this mission.
As part of our commitment to sustainable practices as a company, we have made efforts to recycle as much of our excess material as possible by using those materials to create “recycled materials products” that serve of variety of purposes, many of which add to your tipi experience. In addition to recycling material that would otherwise end up in the trash, each of these products also generate a donation to Native American causes. Therefore, the benefit from these items are two-fold.
In an additional effort to support this project, each customer who pays their invoice (over $2,000) with either check or bank-transfer will have included one of these items, the cost of which is reimbursed by Nomadics. For orders over $4000, two items will be added free of charge and the proceeds will be donated to the Romero Institute’s “Lakota Law Project.”
If you are interested in any of these items and supporting this effort, we are happy to add them to your order. You are also welcome to visit our online store where all of these items and more are available for purchase individually.
Our current selection of recycled material products include the following items:
As of 2019, for each tipi pole that we sell we will plant one tree. Although the lodgepole pine that we make our poles from are harvested in a sustainable way (please see the video to the right), we believe that it is important to do more to support reforestation efforts around the world.
Nomadics Tipi Makers sells approximately 800 tipis per year, most tipis use 17 poles in their structure. Therefore, each year we will donate to plant approximately 13,600 trees in areas around the world that need them the most.
More information about the company that we use to fulfill this effort will be available soon. If you are interested in more information about our lodgepole pine tipi poles, please visit our tipi poles page.
The T-shirts “Buffalos’ Dream” and “Horses’ Dream” were designed by us to help Chase Iron Eyes (@ChaseAloneIronEyes) his legal defense expenses. We had the honor of meeting Chase Iron Eyes and spending a significant amount of personal time with him. We can attest to his profoundly peaceful character and unbound dedication to his people and to the protection of Mother Earth. Chase is a Native American activist and an attorney from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. He has been singled out and charged with a felony, conspiracy, inciting of riot and trespassing on his own tribal land while peacefully protesting the unauthorized construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline through their reservation. His trial is scheduled for late July 2018 and his defense is let by Dan Sheehan from the Lakota People’s Law Project. All donations for Chase Iron Eyes will be made to www.lakotalaw.org .
The T-shirts and Tanks are produced locally in Bend, OR. The cost of each T-shirt including our beautiful label, which can be used as a stand up picture, is $12. We will sell each T-shirt for the suggested retail price of $29 (which will generate a $17 donation). We will also gladly accept any higher price that you would be willing to pay, knowing that all of it but $12 goes to the landmark legal battle to safeguard the sacred and defend our freedom of speech and right to assembly. For bulk orders, we can reduce the price per T-shirt to a minimum of $20 (resulting in a $8 donation).
Along with each T-Shirt comes our beautiful label
The back of the shirts will be printed with the following text: “What we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves.”
All tipi customers who are ordering a tipi with us at a value over $2,000 and who opt to pay their full invoice via online bank transfer, will receive a T-shirt for free. Nomadics then will make the donation of $17 on their behalf. If their invoice is over $4,000, they receive 2 T-shirts and Nomadics will donate $34.
Thank you for being a part of this mutual effort.
Your Nomadics Team