Author Archives: Helen Oliff

PWNA Celebrates Heritage Month and Hosts Reception to Commemorate Partner Wes Studi

Each November, PWNA celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month. We recently celebrated Wes Studi at a special reception and now are hosting new videos and giveaways all month.

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Winter on the Reservation: Would You Choose to Heat or Eat?

Many Native American Elders are at risk in their own homes, every single day. Winter is no exception… and poverty brings its own kind of chill.

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Supporting Native Students through the 2019 Combined Federal Campaign

This Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) season, instead of pledging to what’s near and dear to your heart, consider giving to a Native American-serving cause such as the American Indian Education Fund.

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Arizona Recognizes First Native American Day

June 2, 2019 was the first official Native American Day in Arizona, marking an important milestone for the 22 tribes across the state.

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Spotlight: Native Art Contest Winner Jacob Maurice Johns

Winner of PWNA’s 2019 Native Art Contest, Jacob Maurice Johns offers personalized portraits at Studio One Eleven in Spokane. See more of his work on Facebook @studio1eleven111.

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Climate Change: Its Impact on Indigenous People and Their Fight Against it

Native Americans are rallying together to fight climate change – because although it affects everyone, it has an even greater impact on Indigenous people.

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Disaster Preparedness on the Reservation: A True Story

A message to Native American families on the reservation: “Don’t think this can’t happen to you. Find a way to purchase homeowner’s insurance — even if a small amount, it’s better than nothing when all is lost…”

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Emergency Preparedness is Key for Disaster Mitigation and Recovery on the Reservations

Do you live in a reservation community? If so, did you know FEMA is not an individual relief organization or homeowners, or that FEMA does not fit the same way for tribal communities? Find out what you need to know for disaster preparedness on the reservation.

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Q&A: NFL Lineman Eli Ankou discusses #MyCauseMyCleats campaign and why he feels Native Americans are underrepresented

We sat down with NFL defensive lineman Eli Ankou of the Jacksonville Jaguars to discuss his cause in the #MyCauseMyCleats campaign, bringing attention to issues in Native American communities, and reminding Native American youth that “they are not written off, they are not forgotten.” Check out part two of our Q&A on the PWNA blog.

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Q&A: NFL Lineman Eli Ankou discusses #MyCauseMyCleats campaign and why he’s supporting PWNA

In the NFL’s My Cause, My Cleats campaign, fewer than 6 percent of participating charities support social equity causes and we were humbled to learn that lineman Eli Ankou of the Jacksonville Janguars chose to support Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA). Read part one of our two-part Q&A series with Eli.

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