Author Archives: Helen Oliff

The Untold Story After the First Thanksgiving

To grasp the untold story after the first Thanksgiving, one need only look at realities on the reservations and realize that history and policies, then and now, have shaped the most adverse challenges of modern Native life. To learn more, go to www.PWNA4hope.org,

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The Real Story of the First Thanksgiving

To learn the real story of the first Thanksgiving, as shared by historians of Squanto’s tribe – the Wampanoags – and the pilgrims in Plymouth Colony, vist www.PWNA4hope.org and download our compelling, curated story.

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Help us eradicate poverty on the reservations

The reality is that 35 percent of Native American children live in poverty, 40 percent of Native Americans live in sub-standard, overcrowded housing and 23 percent of Native families live with food insecurity.

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“Accessibility for All” Holds Meaning on World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day is inspiring everyone to “experience the incredible diversity of our planet and the beauty of the world we live in.” We encourage you to consider this and the many wonders that can be seen when you visit an Indian reservation.

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Olympics and the Spirit of Friendship and Solidarity

PWNA is proud and excited to cheer on three Native American athletes at the 2016 Olympics.

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2016 Backpack Drive: Setting Native American Students Up For Success

The 2016 Backpack Drive, sponsored by Partnership With Native Americans and the American Indian Education Fund, aids students in need in remote tribal communities, where shopping for back to school supplies isn’t as simple as checking off a list.

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4 Directions: Help the People, Help the Tribe

The skills I discovered and strengthened in PWNA’s Four Directions training helped make the TNP program possible and are impacting the youth in my community. Thanks, PWNA!”

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PWNA receives a Grant from the Walmart Foundation for Nutritional Impact in Native American Communities

“The Walmart Foundation is pleased to support the efforts of PWNA to improve the diets in Native communities and increase the knowledge and availability of healthy foods,” said Carol May, Program Manager for the Walmart Foundation.

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Keeping Health Care Access a Priority During Men’s Health Month

Increasing access to health care is an impactful way to participate in Men’s Health Month, as well as a critical service to those living on remote reservations isolated from mainstream care.

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In the Driver’s Seat for Memorial Day

Many of you will be on the road for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. AAA estimates that more than one-third of Americans (35 percent) will travel away from home this year, and 69 percent will take a road trip due to the lower gas prices. This got us thinking about how many people have never […]

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