Author Archives: Helen Oliff

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 Habits 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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PWNA’s Continued Commitment to COVID-19 Relief

Amid this humanitarian emergency, the pandemic highlighted unique challenges for remote reservation communities, including limited access to emergency supplies of food and water… prolonged receipt of federal CARES funds and individual stimulus checks, and a domino effect from school closures that left many children without access to online schooling and meals.

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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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