Author Archives: Helen Oliff

Native American Day in Arizona

Arizona joins the ranks of only a handful of states that celebrate Native American Day.

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Disaster Response for State of Emergency on Montana Reservations

The [emergency relief] supplies that PWNA sent made a huge impact. We were able to help Browning and Babb communities, and Heart Butte next. 500 individuals were served.

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April is National Pet Month

The Reservation Animal Rescue (RAR) program of PWNA, and its generous donors, made it possible to help reservation partners feed and care for stray animals, ensuring healthier animals and communities.

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Federal Recognition for Virginia Tribes

On Jan. 11, President Trump signed the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017, recognizing the Rappahannock, Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Upper Mattaponi, Monacan and Nansemond tribes as sovereign nations and bringing the count of federally-recognized tribes to 573.

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The Impact of Radio on Tribal Communities

Join Partnership With Native Americans as we celebrate World Radio Day, and praise and support radio stations on Native lands for their integral and vital contributions to Native communities.

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National Soup Month & A Native American Recipe

Chef Lois Ellen Frank of Red Mesa Cuisine reminds us that traditional Native American foods are nutritious and delicious, and that a return to an ancestral, plant-based diet is a way to reclaim health and wellness in Native communities. She shares a recipe for Three Sisters Stew.

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Fueling Support for Elders Through Severe Winter Weather

For 2018, PWNA is providing firewood and winter fuel vouchers to Elders on the Rosebud Reservation. If you want to help Native American Elders stay safe and warm, join PWNA and NPRA by donating or sharing on social as we spread the warmth this winter.

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Holiday Realities in Remote Native Communities

… the food pantry in Polson, Montana relies on support from PWNA during the holiday season, when they see a spike in the number of families needing food. In addition to food, PWNA’s holiday services also include thousands of gifts and stockings delivered to partners for distribution in Native communities.

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PBS Documentary on Native American Diets Now Airing

“Healthy food choices are in abundance for most Americans, but that’s not always the case for our Native American citizens,” said Rafael Tapia, Jr., PWNA Vice President of Programs.

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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,,,

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