American Indian Heritage Month Recap

This month, schools, organizations and communities across the U.S. are conducting events to mark National American Indian Heritage Month — and we are no different. Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) looks forward to this annual observance and this year marked a celebration of Native American students and contributions, which concluded this week. We hope it helped to expand your knowledge and appreciation of Native history, heritage and education.

We appreciate the many thousands of visits to our website, and would like to especially thank all of you who registered on our website or opted in for future updates.

To recap our celebration, PWNA awarded laptops to five Native freshman students who were also awarded scholarships through our American Indian Education Fund (AIEF) program. Congratulations to our laptop winners – we hope this important tool will only further your continuing academic success:

  • Roselynne Parker, Chippewa-Cree affiliation
  • Andrea Medina, Zia Pueblo affiliation
  • Hunter Warren, Navajo affiliation
  • Myah Red Horse, Cheyenne River Sioux affiliation
  • Deedra Cadman, Navajo affiliation

PWNA also awarded prizes through random drawings to those who registered and participated in our Native education quiz to answer questions like, why is the freshman year of college more of a challenge for Native American students, and what is the average cost of school supplies on a reservation. Cheers to our daily giveaway winners – we hope the DVDs and other giveaways you won are educational and enjoyable:

  • Linda H., Cassat, South Carolina
  • Carla M., Duncanville, Texas
  • Jessica P., Chicago, Illinois
  • Deborah P. (location pending)
  • David J. (location pending)

The winner of our grand prize, the now hard to find “American Indian Christmas” CD with beautiful and inspirational music is by Lumbee artist Jana Mashonee, was Felicia H. (location pending).

Our Heritage t-shirts and hoodies, which make great gifts, may still be ordered!  Visit and order by Nov. 24!

We hope you will continue to explore the significant and diverse impact of Native Americans on Western society and learn about life on the reservations PWNA serves. Follow PWNA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, or visit

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