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Our Story

It all began as a dream over 25 years ago. A dream with no name, but still solid in the heart of it's creator, Pearl. Then, 5 years later, she met and fell in love with a man who had his own set of dreams. Just as they were companions in life, their dreams seemed to come together in perfect harmony, and their separate visions were becoming something much more, they were evolving into goals.

Pearl's wish to create a Native inspired Wildlife Rehabilitation Center with educational resources, and her now husband, Jimmy "Two Hawks" Beamer's dream of opening a Native American Culture Center where traditional foods and items could be taught about and sold, were the perfect blending of ideas.

With an organized plan to start the non-profit and slowly expand over time to encompass all of their dreams into one, the first big hurdle was placed in front of them. The large filing fee needed to register as a 501(c)3 non-profit, but the incredible Native community came together as one to make these incredible dreams a reality. Pearl and Jimmy were presented the forms, along with the money gathered from the very first charity drive, a drive neither one of them was aware of to begin with.

After such incredible selflessness and the faith placed in them, Sacred Friends was born. Now, after years of rescues, rehabilitation, and either setting free or homing several of our untamed friends, Sacred Friends has grown to become a beacon of hope for these animals in need, and we are grateful everyday for the time and energy Pearl and Two Hawks put into their work.

...and so close did some of the Lakotas come to their feathered and furred friends, that in true brotherhood they spoke a common tongue.
- Chief Luther "Standing Bear"
  Oglala Sioux Nation
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