Author Archives: Joshua Arce
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.
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…
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.
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.
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 […]
Operation Thanksgiving Hope: Feeding Native Americans This Holiday Season
In actuality, the first official mention of a â€˜Thanksgivingâ€™ celebration occurred in 1637, after colonists brutally massacred an entire Pequot village and subsequently celebrated the victory.
Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoplesâ€™ Day
This year, PWNA is encouraging everyone to sign our #NativeAware petition that supports House Bill 5473 to permanently change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesâ€™ Day nationwide.
Accessing and Protecting Natureâ€™s Most Precious Resource: Water
On the one hand, Native Americans are fighting to keep their water sources clean. On the other, they are fighting to have any water at all.
Native News Pick of the Month: Confronting the painful history of Native American boarding schools
Earlier this year, the remains of more than 215 Native American children were discovered on the grounds of a former boarding school… PWNA president & CEO Joshua Arce shares his reaction to the discovery and weighs in on Deb Haalandâ€™s recent opinion piece [on the matter].
Native News Pick of the Month: Land Buy-Back, Real Estate Recovery, and the Burning of Blackacre
The [Guardian] article reported on several different tribal communities from around the country buying back land that was previously taken from them and given to non-Native landowners.