Author Archives: Andrew Bentley for PWNA
PWNA’s community investment project funded by the Red Cross is aspiring to re-strengthen the preparedness of reservation communities inevitably faced with modern day disasters and the need for emergency relief.
Often, Indian casinos are seen through a lens focused purely on economic and community development. More often than not, that lens distorts the reality of Indian casinos and their impact on federally recognized tribes. Typically, mainstream perspectives converge around a new stereotype — the “rich” casino Indian. Yet, in reality, Indians made wealthy by gaming […]
While heart disease awareness and cancer prevention can help curb these leading causes of death for Native Americans, there are some striking health and healthcare disparities between American Indians/Alaskan Natives and their Caucasian counterparts in the U.S.
Severe winter weather is a harsh reminder of the traditional ways of life halted by the reservation system â€“ depriving many tribes of the ability to prepare for the winter months as their ancestors had done for generations.
Food sovereignty has been a major focus in sustainable community development across Indian country.
As we gather with family and friends this holiday season, we are encouraged toward gratitude and generosity by thinking of those in need – and some of those experiencing the greatest need this holiday season are a people crucial to the first Thanksgiving: Native Americans. It is tragic to think of Native Americans or anyone […]
Partnership With Native Americans is innovating new ways to support sustainable food resources in tribal communities, from locally grown fresh foods to mobile food kitchens.
Do all Indians live in tipis? Where can I find a medicine man who will teach me? What can I learn about Crazy Horse, the man?
Not only do Native Americans pay for housing… their housing and living conditions are considered some of the worst in the United States.
Unable to make it through a fiscal year without running out of funds, I.H.S. is limiting treatment to only the most sensitive cases such as those involving loss of life or limb, so this nonprofit supports preventative healthcare on the reservations.