NATIVE CHILDREN’S SURVIVAL (NCS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about critical issues facing Mother Earth, her children, and the seventh generation to come. Our mission is achieved through the international language of music and film, and sustainable product development.
Founded by Robby Romero in 1989, our first music video project, “Is It Too Late” was broadcast around the world from the Kremlin following President Gorbachev’s historical environmental speech at the 1990 Global Forum in Moscow. Since then, NCS has created award winning music, music videos, public service announcements, and rockumentary films, that have reached millions of people from all walks of life through broadcasts on MTV, VH1, Sundance Channel, CNN, SABC Africa, and many other networks around the world. NCS has also created and developed internationally successful products that have supported the traditional values and sustainable practices of Indigenous Peoples around the world.
In addition to raising awareness, NCS is dedicated to supporting children’s programs, and grassroots Indigenous organizations that are working on the front lines to protect and support Indigenous Peoples and the environment. Through our projects, we have successfully raised millions of dollars to aid these organizations.
HONORARY BOARD OF ADVISORS
Dennis Banks, American Indian Movement; Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe; Adelard Blackman, Cold Lake, First Nations; Richard Moves Camp, Oglala Lakota Spiritual Leader; Ole Cassadore-Davis, Apache Survival Coalition (1924-2012); Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environment Network; Tonya Gonnella Frichner, Esq., American Indian Law Alliance; Sarah James, Gwich’in Steering Committee; Chairman Floyd “Buck” Jourdain, Red Lake Nation; Dune Lankard, Eyak Preservation Council; Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe of the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Sioux Nation; Chief Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper, Onondaga Nation; Audrey Shenandoah, Clan Mother, Onondaga Nation, (1926-2012); and Reuben A. Snake, Winnebago Nation, (1937-1993).
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Irene Bedard, Rhoda Concha Hopper, Dakota Romero, Robby Romero
“The success of NCS would not have been possible without the wisdom, guidance and support of our Board of Advisors. We appreciate your commitment and contributions.”
Quyanaq (Thank You),
Native Children’s Survival Board