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Land Back NAICCO—May 2024

Marking the end of May 2024, Land Back NAICCO has brought in an astounding $356,049! Needless to say, this humble campaign has come a long way since it was first initiated. Now, with this significant amount of capital, we are diligently looking at properties in the Central Ohio area. Our plan is to identify and purchase land for NAICCO Nation in the very foreseeable future. Our sights are strongly set on 2024 to make this happen.

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Because of all the love and support that has been directed towards Land Back NAICCO, we are that much closer to the realization of this long sought after dream. To everyone out there who has invested in the unfolding of this historic initiative, please understand that though we’d love to go out tomorrow and step onto a piece of land called NAICCO’s, we must remain diligent in choosing the right piece of property, as much rides on this crucial-initiating decision. That said, please bear with us in our quest to find the right piece of land—that which will enhance our People’s future going forward.


The top priority for Land Back NAICCO in 2024 will undoubtedly be to identify and purchase land in Central Ohio. If this mark cannot be hit, then the second priority for Land Back NAICCO will be to reach $400,000. Either way, your continued support strengthens our position to attain the best piece of property possible.

Campaign Phases

PHASE #1 will focus on purchasing the land itself (20 acres or more).

PHASE #2 will focus on the conservation of that land.

What You Can Do

~ Donate land or get someone you know to donate land to NAICCO ~

~ Donate now by clicking on the “DONATE NOW!” button above or below ~

~ Bequeath assets to NAICCO ~

~ Share the Land Back NAICCO campaign with your friends, family, and other interested parties ~

~ Bring awareness to NAICCO and our mission work ~

~ Start a personal Land Back NAICCO fundraiser via Facebook ~

~ Start a personal Land Back NAICCO crowdfunding campaign; i.e., FundRazr, Fundly, GoFundMe, etc. ~

~ Use the hashtag #landbacknaicco in your social media posts ~

~ Tag your friends ~

If interested in making a significant contribution to Land Back NAICCO, please contact us directly at


To learn more about Land Back NAICCO read the following articles:


The Guardian: “‘A sense of home’: Native American land rights grow in industrial midwest”

Matter News: Central Ohio Indigenous group reaches Land Back campaign goal

Sierra Club Magazine: “The Land Back Movement Takes Root in Ohio”

Matter News: Central Ohio indigenous group raising funds to buy back land

The Kenyon Collegian: “NAICCO seeks to purchase land for Native American community”


Our Native community here at NAICCO has told us on countless occasions that we need a space in Ohio that we can call ours… where we can gather and be ourselves; thus, to honor our past, thrive in the present, and walk proudly into the future. Needless to say, land will always be an essential piece to sustaining our legacy as Native People.

—Ty & Masami Smith, NAICCO Directors


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