"...with good people coming onto the reservation like love has no color, a breath of fresh air is given, and makes one want to work harder until the next time. You all bring out the best in our people, what a gift!"
- Kenny Smoker
Started in 2005 by the chiropractor, Dr. Kevin Pallis, LHNC has brought hope, health, and dignity to the kids living in poverty and instability at the Fort Peck reservation in Poplar, MT.
As Americans, we don't have to look very far to find third-world conditions; poverty is alive and well in the United States, and nowhere is it more obvious than on Native American Reservations.
Here are just a few statistics of life on the Res:
- 75% unemployment
- 40% high school dropout rate
- The highest suicide rate in the US (10x national average)
- Life expectancy, disease, poverty of a third world country
- Crime, drugs, and alcohol abuse that starts in middle school
- Disease rates unrivaled in the US (diabetes is 4x the national average)
Through programs like Boot Camp and Christmas on the Reservation, LHNC is ultimately about ending the hopelessness that the people on Reservations experience. We use chiropractic and holistic care, the supporters of LHNC want to change the paradigm to transform hopelessness into hopefulness.
At its core is a common thread that unites all of us – do the right thing, especially for people who are oppressed. It has a feeling of rightfulness, of honor, and people’s usual response is ‘how can I get involved’? How can one say, “no, I don’t want to help kids that live in 3rd world conditions right here in the USA?”
LHNC is a fully federal tax recognized 501(c)(3) movement that has no paid staff or consultants, only volunteers.
These tiles were painted and illustrated by Kenny Smoker himself! Kenny Smoker is the Wellness Director at Fort Peck reservation. The tiles were shipped out to the reservation so Kenny could paint five unique pictures to be cemented to Dr. Kevin Pallis's wall in his family's home to have a piece of LHNC from miles away! Each tile represents a piece of a five-part story that Kenny created!
Love Has No Color wall decal!
Love Has No Color
17 years of bringing love and hope to the children of Fort Peck Reservation in Poplar, MT
These 26x26 Love Has No Color wall decals are a great way to show off your support! All proceeds for these decals will go directly to Love Has No Color. Supplies are limited, so get yours today!
It's easy to get your very own Love Has No Color decal. All you have to do is donate $100 to Love Has No Color and then fill out the contact form on our website with your name and address and we'll send your new decal to you as soon as possible! If you have any questions please give us a call!
Boot Camp Fundraiser
We have just started fundraising for this year’s Fun Days! We are looking forward to this one even a little more (if that’s possible) than all the 15 others. It’s our honor and privilege to serve these kids and adults. This is a letter from Kenny Smoker to all of our doctors, patients, community members, and potential donors.