Author Archives: Helen Oliff
“Healthy food choices are in abundance for most Americans, but that’s not always the case for our Native American citizens,” said Rafael Tapia, Jr., PWNA Vice President of Programs.
This month, schools, organizations and communities across the U.S. are conducting events to mark National American Indian Heritage Month — and we are no different. Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) looks forward to this annual observance and this year marked a celebration of Native American students and contributions,,,
November is American Indian Heritage Month. PWNA invites you to grow your knowledge of Native history, education, and heritage by participating in its Native education quiz and random daily drawings. Learn more at www.PWNA4hope.org.
“I tell them, you listen to the Indian version and then you’ll understand why some people don’t celebrate [Thanksgiving].” Join PWNA in supporting a positive holiday for Native American families.
PWNA and its SWRA program provide home repair and home improvement for Native American Elders and their families.
Many animals may have been born as strays on the reservations. Other times, animals are left on the side of the road in Native communities by individuals living off-reservation, a practice commonly referred to as “animal dumping.”
Many donors do not realize there is no shortcut for making wise giving choices. Certainly, there are numerous online rating systems that donors can turn to for quick information, but here’s the problem: many donors are unaware that there is no one standard for charity evaluation.
The 2017 Backpack Drive begins July 17, sponsored by PWNA and AIEF, and is an opportunity to support K-12 Native students and ensure a positive start to the new school year.
These organizations have made it their mission to help improve access to education for Native American youth: TeachHub, NCAI, AIHEC, AIEF.
Today, Native Americans suffer from the highest prevalence of diabetes in the country, and the mortality rate of diabetes among Native Americans is three times higher than that of all other races in the country, according to the federally operated Indian Health Service (IHS).
Nutrition is a factor in Native Americans having the highest rate of diabetes in the U.S. and higher risk of heart disease linked to obesity and high blood pressure.