Author Archives: Joshua Arce

Merry Christmas and Thank You!

Each year, we take time to reflect on the impact of our program partners and donors on Native communities… and to put it mildly, 2020 was unprecedented.

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Celebrating Thanksgiving through Gratitude and Generosity

When the colonists faced bitter cold, illness and hunger in an unfamiliar land with few resources for survival, the Native Americans gave them life-saving help.

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PWNA turns 30! Celebrating our Milestone Anniversary this American Indian Heritage Month

November is American Indian Heritage Month and we’re honoring this month-long observance alongside the celebration of our 30th anniversary as a nonprofit championing hope for Native Americans.

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Census Counts: Shaping the Future for Native Americans

Native Americans have been underserved, underrepresented and undercounted in the census for centuries… reports highlight the systematic marginalization…

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Despite Classroom Uncertainties, School Supplies are Critical

It’s the question on every parent’s mind – when and how is my child going back to school? …And while the immediate plan is unclear, one thing is certain: education for every child is critical.

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Standing in Solidarity: Black Lives Matter

Today, we stand in solidarity with the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor… whose deaths inspire the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Casino Closures Impact Tribes and States Amid COVID-19

Tribal casinos are economic drivers that benefit entire communities – not just the tribes but also their states – and they deserve to be considered in the next stimulus package.

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COVID-19 Shines a Light on the Digital Divide in Indian Country

While we are all seeing the impacts of COVID-19 to Indian Country as they relate to availability of food, water, health care and other necessities, I have been watching the impact from another angle too – the digital perspective.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Native Culture and Ceremonies

[Due to COVID-19, the “invisible enemy”], my tribe has cancelled Spring Dance and other tribes are evaluating this as well. The risk of “community spread” to our Elders is just too high.

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