Pioneer Industries was established in September 1996 by Clay Watson. His goal is to provide donated resources and seek out economic, educational and cultural opportunity for American Indians in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Pioneer has already far exceeded it's original goals. Since September 1996, Clay has delivered over 226,481 lbs of donated goods. Clay started this project with the Wind River Reservation which he has close ties with. Next , he included Pine Ridge and Rosebud in his program. Eventually Pioneer will be providing their services to 23 reservations in the Rocky Mountain Area.
Clay Watson comes to this project from a very diverse background. Having served with the US Navy/Marine Corps , he has gathered vast experience from these world wide travels. Clay helped establish various human services groups while serving in Vietnam, Okinawa and Northern Ireland.
Today, Pioneer Industries is reaching out to several reservations in hopes of establishing a support network for the people. This would include the following:
1.Deliver needed items to various reservation communities
2.Facilitate and address:
5.Youth Crisis Intervention
9.Arts-Culture and other issues which promote self-sufficiency
Pioneer has found that by establishing service and cultural relationships between on and off reservations individuals and groups, much progress can be made. Through the use of direct, electronic and other communication means, a firm support network can be formed.
HOW CAN YOU HELP ?
Look over the following links and see where you might fit in...the more hands we have involved..the more good can be done. Take a second and find YOUR place in our project:
Holiday and Ceremonial Needs