Author Archives: Helen Oliff

Native American Representation in Space Exploration

In honor of National Space Day on May 5, PWNA celebrates the remarkable strides in the field of Space Exploration, Aeronautics and Aerospace made by those in the Native American community.

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5 Native Influencers and Authors Who Will Make You More NativeAware®

If becoming more NativeAware® or advocating for Native Americans is one of your goals this year, reading just one of these books will go a long way toward helping you get there.

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Celebrating Indigenous Women Who Are Shaping Our World

March is Women’s History Month… Partnership With Native Americans is celebrating Indigenous women for breaking the glass ceiling to tell the stories that need to be told.

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Big Game Day Foods and the Worry of Food Security Collide

The National Retail Association predicted families would spend an average of $85 on Big Game Day foods this year. But not all U.S. families were able to participate.

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Celebrating Native Cultures: How to Become More NativeAware All Year

Native American Heritage Month… brings lots of attention to Native culture and causes. However, that attention is not sustained. It’s important to become more NativeAware and harness opportunities to impact this underserved population throughout the year.

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This Giving Tuesday, Give Smiles for Native Americans

Did you know that AIAN children in preschool to kindergarten are four times more likely to have untreated tooth decay than Whites?

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Thanksgiving: A Time for Remembering Native Americans

For many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a bittersweet reminder of the real Thanksgiving story that is often absent from U.S. history books. While Native people love to gather and enjoy their families like the rest of us, they also remember our ancestors and the many elements of their culture that have been lost, appropriated or […]

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Native American Heritage Month – A Time to Celebrate & Become NativeAware©

PWNA encourages everyone to observe Native American Heritage Month #NAHM by shopping with Native-owned businesses… asking employers to match your gift to Native nonprofits, making a pledge to be #NativeAware… or donating a Thanksgiving meal or water to a Native Elder in need.

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Will You Help Native Children on the First Day of School?

61% of Native children are living in poverty or low-income households. So, basic things like school supplies that most children take for granted can be difficult to obtain.

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#LandBack After 350 Years for the Rappahannock Tribe

After working nearly 100 years for federal recognition that was finally secured in 2018, the Rappahannock Tribe recently celebrated another historic win… the reacquisition of 465 acres of their sacred ancestral homelands…

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