Donate to the Original Peoples of White Sands

White Sands, a national park in New Mexico, is renowned for its stunning natural splendor. But for centuries before its discovery and population by outsiders, this sacred place was home exclusively to many Indigenous Peoples, some of whom still live close by.

Please use the donation form to the right to help fund the sacred defense of Indigenous communities associated with White Sands — and click Read More below to learn more about its original inhabitants. When you contribute $100 or more, we'll include a trial membership to the Lakota People's Law Project!

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In alphabetical order, here are peoples we understand to be traditionally associated with the lands occupied by White Sands National Park:

Mescalero Apache

Navajo Nation

The 19 Pueblo Tribes