Author Archives: Murray Lee for PWNA
No matter your charitable goals ,there is an immediate or long-term need that can be addressed through Partnership With Native Americans.
Reservation animals need us. “They cannot create better situations for themselves. So it’s important that we do what we can to help.”
Navajo Code Talkers Day is on August 14 each year, and as we approach that date, we are thankful for their service and humbled by their sacrifices. We are also honored to work with the Navajo Nation to provide immediate relief and support long-term solutions for strong, self-sufficient Native American communities. Marking the date of […]
As we reflect on the recent July 4th holiday and all the celebrations that took place across the United States, I feel a sense of personal pride. This truly is a great country in which to live. But, more specifically, I feel proud to be a part of it and to be a Native American. […]
Native Americans pay the financial cost, the emotional cost, and the same uncertainty about employment after college that many Americans face.
DNA testing for Native ancestry. genetic markers cannot perfectly predict whether someone is Native and they certainly cannot test or predict a specific tribe.
How do I trace my Native American ancestry? How do I become an enrolled member of a Native American tribe? Both commonly heard questions at our organization, the simple answer to each is “it depends.” To be fair, tracing Native American ancestry is just as difficult as tracing any ancestry. A great deal of information […]
How many Native American businesses exist, and why is starting a business on the reservation difficult? The impoverishment that spans entire communities on many of the reservations we serve makes it difficult to build a customer base that can support a business long-term.
When I think about the idea of “walking in two worlds,” I consider everything that encompasses. Does it mean that I am two people? Does it mean that I am a fragmented person? Perhaps it means both, or neither. At any rate, I had the honor of visiting with Leon Hale, an elderly man from […]