Where the story of our Native American relief agency begins:
Wings as Eagles Ministries is a non-profit Native American relief agency, an evangelical leader amongst Christian interfaith ministries to the First Nations People in Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota. With the support of donations and volunteers from around the country, WAEM is able to bring relief and reconciliation to American Indian families in need.
Ministry work began in 1994 under the leadership of Pastor Lori McAfee. Wings as Eagles Ministries was formed as a Wyoming corporation one year later, and shortly after approved as a relief agency in Wyoming. From there, ministry work extended to the Black Feet tribe in Montana, and then on to the Oglala Lakota in SD. It wasn’t until 2004 that WAEM acquired 114 acres of property on the Pine Ridge Reservation—property that now serves as the headquarters of our Christian interfaith ministries.
In 2005, Wings as Eagles Ministries was approved as a South Dakota relief organization and incorporated in the state of SD. Today, the non-profit organization’s ongoing work centers primarily on the people of Pine Ridge.