Author Archives: Helen Oliff

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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Disaster Response for State of Emergency on Montana Reservations

The [emergency relief] supplies that PWNA sent made a huge impact. We were able to help Browning and Babb communities, and Heart Butte next. 500 individuals were served.

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April is National Pet Month

The Reservation Animal Rescue (RAR) program of PWNA, and its generous donors, made it possible to help reservation partners feed and care for stray animals, ensuring healthier animals and communities.

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Federal Recognition for Virginia Tribes

On Jan. 11, President Trump signed the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017, recognizing the Rappahannock, Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Upper Mattaponi, Monacan and Nansemond tribes as sovereign nations and bringing the count of federally-recognized tribes to 573.

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The Impact of Radio on Tribal Communities

Join Partnership With Native Americans as we celebrate World Radio Day, and praise and support radio stations on Native lands for their integral and vital contributions to Native communities.

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National Soup Month & A Native American Recipe

Chef Lois Ellen Frank of Red Mesa Cuisine reminds us that traditional Native American foods are nutritious and delicious, and that a return to an ancestral, plant-based diet is a way to reclaim health and wellness in Native communities. She shares a recipe for Three Sisters Stew.

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