Author Archives: Helen Oliff

Caring for Native Elders During Summer Fires, Storms, Heat & Outages

…PWNA aids Elders by distributing summer care packages that are often sponsored by individual donors. These emergency care packages… help Elders when the inevitable fire, storm or extreme heat wave strikes.

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Caring for the Elders With a Healthy Breakfast

In an effort to ensure Elders are not without food, Breakfast-in-a-Bag is a service that PWNA offers to eligible Elders on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

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Great.com interviews PWNA About Supporting Self-Sufficiency of Native Americans

Great.com interviewed Partnership With Native Americans. as part of their “Great.com Talks With…” podcast series, an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is making a positive impact on the world.

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Partner Q&A: Caring for Elders of the Tohono O’odham Nation

We recently caught up with Mike Benavidez, coordinator of the Pisinemo District Elderly Program of the Tohono O’odham Nation, who shared about their senior services and how PWNA helps.

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Making The American Dream A Reality for Native Students

Many people see a college education as the path to achieving the ‘American dream’ – unfortunately, having the motivation and the academic intelligence to attend college is often not enough.

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Mind Your Heart for National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness of the important health issues disproportionately affecting BIPOC in the United States.

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World Water Day: Join the Fight for Clean Water

While most urban homes across American have running water, the same cannot be said for many homes on remote reservations throughout Indian Country.

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National Nutrition Month: Fostering Healthier Eating through Community Gardens

Project Grow, a service of PWNA’s Northern Plains Reservation Aid (NPRA) program, provides seeds, tools and tilling to support individual and community gardens in reservation communities.

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Fueling Winter Warmth for Native Elders

Elders are safest from COVID-19 at home but are met with scarce winter fuel and harsh winter temperatures. Help us keep Elders safe – and warm – this winter.

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Pueblo of Acoma: Lessons Learned about Reservation Healthcare in a Post-COVID-19 World

#COVID19 has devastated rural communities across the U.S., but #AcomaPueblo in New Mexico, and their Health & Human Services division, worked to slow the spread and keep their most vulnerable safe.

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