Author Archives: Helen Oliff

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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The Importance of BBB Accreditation

With the holidays upon us, there’s no better time to remind everyone to look for the BBB seal before you select who you give to this holiday season.

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Pledge Your CFC Support to Remember Native Americans

PWNA applauds Alison Watson, Navajo, as a dedicated student and role model for Native American youth. If you’re participating in the Combined Federal Campaign, look for more on Alison and our American Indian Education Fund (AIEF) under CFC charity code 54766.

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