(Portland, Ore., August 20, 2020)—As part of The Pokémon Company group’s donation to charitable nonprofit organizations around the world that improve the lives of children, the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) received a gift from the group to support the organization’s mission to strengthen the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children and families.

“We are honored to be a recipient of The Pokémon Company group’s donations focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said Sarah Kastelic, executive director of NICWA. “This gift reflects alignment of The Pokémon Company group’s support of youth in the communities in which they operate and around the globe to foster creativity and a sense of adventure and NICWA’s commitment to a future where American Indian and Alaska Native children can grow up safe, healthy, and spiritually strong.”

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About the National Indian Child Welfare Association

The National Indian Child Welfare Association works to support the safety, health, and spiritual strength of Native children along the broad continuum of their lives. NICWA promotes building tribal capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect through positive systems change at the state, federal, and tribal level. For more information, visit www.nicwa.org/about/.