Author Archives: Laura Schad

From Purple Heart to Master’s Degree: Journey of a Native American Veteran

His Veteran’s benefits exhausted, this Native American veteran turned to the American Indian Education Fund for help funding graduate school. He shares, “Most tribes have very little funding to assist their tribal members… AIEF has helped me a great deal. We need more support, resources and scholarships like AIEF for the Native youth.”

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Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day

“American Indian and Alaska Native people have long experienced lower health status when compared with other Americans. Lower life expectancy and the disproportionate disease burden exist perhaps because of inadequate education, disproportionate poverty, discrimination in the delivery of health services, and cultural differences. These are broad quality of life issues rooted in economic adversity and poor social conditions.”

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Support New Mothers and Maternal Health in Native American Communities

Partnership With Native Americans supports tribal health and wellness programs with our Baby Baskets and Cradle Club services, available through our Northern Plains Reservation Aid (NPRA) and Southwest Reservation Aid (SWRA) programs.

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World Health Day and Health Care in Tribal Communities

Through its Healthy Living service, PWNA supports on average about 500 partners on about 50 reservations who are offering health classes, conducting home visits and assisting people with appointments.

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Thanksgiving in Indian Country

Annually, PWNA’s reservation partners request thousands of Thanksgiving meals, and this year, PWNA is providing enough food for just over 38,000 people in the Northern Plains and Southwest.

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137 Ways to Just Move It on the Navajo Nation

PWNA congratulates the Navajo Nation, our Program Partners and I.H.S. on closing out another year of Just Move It, and we look forward to supporting JMI as they approach their 25th anniversary and beyond.

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State Names with Native Roots

The 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee kicked off today with a preliminaries test and that got us thinking about word origins, proper spellings and pronunciations. One of last year’s words was “scherenschnitte,” which is of German descent. The year before that, there was “stichomythia,” which is of Greek descent. We examined words that hit a […]

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A Day in the Life of a Community Health Representative

On Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day, PWNA honors CHRs for being role models and committing themselves to improving the health and welfare of their neighbors, families and tribal nations.

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Women’s History Month: Changemakers of Social Equity

March is Women’s History Month, and these three Native American women have contributed to the greater good, breaking barriers to improve the lives of Native Americans and improve social equity in the U.S.

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Poorest Counties in America: Ziebach, SD

Ziebach County in South Dakota is not only the poorest county in America, but it is also still recovering from an ice storm that knocked out power almost 2 years ago.

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