2017 Year in Review
2017 was an exciting year for Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA), one where we continued our mission of supporting positive outcomes in Native communities throughout the country.
One of our better memories of last year came in December, when we partnered with Front Page Productions to create and release a short documentary on the return to healthy, traditional diets in Indian Country for PBS. This segment also highlighted the movement to promote health and food insecurity within Native communities.
We also explored topics such as the legend of Pocahontas, featured a moving story of a Native American veteran’s journey from war to earning his master’s degree, and celebrated Indian Heritage Month with a laptop giveaway to Native American students.
Finally, we wrapped the year with our annual holiday services, including providing holiday meals and present-filled stockings for children and Elders in our program partners’ reservation communities.
These were some of your favorite blog posts of 2017:
- 02/07/17: The True Impact Of The Dawes Act Of 1887
- 03/07/17: Access To Healthy Food On The Reservations
- 03/21/17: Food Justice: Native People Taking Action To Restore Ancestral Practices And Ways Of Life
- 04/11/17: Gardens As A Solution To Fight Food Insecurity
- 05/2/17: Challenges To Education Within Native American Communities
- 05/16/17: Graduation Rates & American Indian Education
- 06/6/17: Nutrition And Health On Native American Reservations
- 06/20/17: Pocahontas: Fact & Fiction
- 07/3/17: What Patriotism Means To Me, As A Native American
- 12/12/17: Holiday Realities In Remote Native Communities