Author Archives: Helen Oliff

Navajo Code Talkers Day: The Life and Legacy of Chester Nez

Navajo Code Talkers Day on Aug. 14th honors the veterans who encrypted their Native language to provide… unbreakable code credited with helping the U.S. win the war.

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Native American Undergraduate Students Awarded ‘Wes Studi AIEF Scholarship’

This year, PWNA collaborated with legendary actor Wes Studi to grant two additional scholarships to Native American students from his home state.

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Support Native Veterans During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During this critical time of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Native American veterans are in need of quality health care.

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A Look at the Impact of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation

Several factors explain why the Navajo Nation is experiencing such a rapid spread of positive COVID-19 cases.

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Assisting Indian Country With Critical Needs During COVID-19

As the world continues to grapple with the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, communities in Indian Country are working to address their own unique challenges in combatting the coronavirus.

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World Water Day: Conserving a Precious Resource

World Water Day (March 22) brings attention to water as a precious resource… At least 2M Americans are living without running water or a working toilet at home…

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PWNA Welcomes New President and CEO Joshua Arce

Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joshua Arce as their new president and CEO. Arce will join PWNA in its 30th year as a Native-led, Native-serving nonprofit.

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Make Your Giving Tuesday and Holiday Giving Go Further

Today only — it’s Giving Tuesday, your chance to join in a global generosity movement to support your favorite charity or adopt a new one.

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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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