Author Archives: Helen Oliff

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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November is American Indian Heritage Month: Remember Native Americans

This November, American Indian Heritage Month, PWNA encourages you to participate in our #RememberNativeAmericans campaign and learn more about the myths vs. realities facing many tribes today.

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Recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day

Dozens of cities and states across the U.S. have turned away from Columbus Day, instead reclaiming the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day.

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National Preparedness Month

Partnership With Native Americans was awarded a grant from Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, to advance emergency preparedness in tribal communities and help them better prepare for disaster response. Pine Ridge, Cheyenne River and Crow Creek reservations in South Dakota will be assisted through training, collaboration and access to resources.

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Native American Day in Arizona

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

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