Author Archives: Joshua Arce

The Supreme Court Must Protect ICWA to Avoid Added Risk for Native Children

If the Supreme Court overturns ICWA, Native children would lose the very protections that keep them connected to their heritage and culture. Tribal communities would also lose their future generations.

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The Inflation Reduction Act: Indigenous Communities Need More

While some are fortunate enough to remain comfortable despite the prolonged inflation, many more are struggling to make ends meet. In fact, 69% of Native Americans say inflation is severely affecting their lives.

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This North Texas Day, Join Us to Remember Native American Students

Many Native students simply don’t believe that college is an option for them. Participate in North Texas Giving Day to help PWNA support Native education.

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Tuition Waiver for Native Students Must Be Replicated Nationwide

Now is the time for all higher education systems in America to waive tuition for Native American students, regardless of residency, tribe or which college they attend.

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Pros & Cons of Section 184 Loans for Native Home Ownership

…reservations are trust lands held for a tribe but owned by the U.S. government. But one home mortgage product is specifically designed to help American Indian and Alaska Native families living on tribal lands – the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program…

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2020 Census, Native Americans Undercounted, a Need for Real Numbers

The 2020 census undercounted minorities across the country once again, including Native Americans… This oversight is in line with a longstanding trend of undercounting minorities in the census, while overcounting people who identify as White.

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Native Americans in Film and Music

There are many reasons to celebrate the inclusion of Natives in film this year. There are also many reminders of the lack of Native representation in the performing arts.

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Announcing Indigenous Career Readiness Program That Helps You Grow with Google

Bridging the digital divide in Indian Country means addressing not only the lack of cable infrastructure, hardware and internet access that has been documented, but also extending the digital skills for career readiness. For centuries, Native communities have fallen further behind in opportunities for economic development and livelihoods. Even before COVID, our communities were being […]

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Operation Thanksgiving Hope: Feeding Native Americans This Holiday Season

In actuality, the first official mention of a ‘Thanksgiving’ celebration occurred in 1637, after colonists brutally massacred an entire Pequot village and subsequently celebrated the victory.

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Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

This year, PWNA is encouraging everyone to sign our #NativeAware petition that supports House Bill 5473 to permanently change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day nationwide.

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