Author Archives: Rafael Tapia, Jr.
Native News Pick of the Month: President Biden’s ‘Thrifty Food Plan’ and what it means for Native Families
Earlier this year, President Biden shared his… American Families Plan that will expand access to free school lunch and summertime cash benefits for families with children…supporting some of America’s most impoverished communities – and Native Americans should not be left behind.
Communities around the world have celebrated Earth Day on April 22 for more than 50 years… Truth be told, Indigenous people have celebrated ‘Earth Day’ every day since time immemorial.
Native American Elders transfer our cultural knowledge to the younger generations. Yet every day, COVID-19 is taking our Elders. at higher rates than ever – and with them ancestral knowledge we may never regain.
PWNA was recently invited to participate in the United Nations Association’s (UNA) ‘Coffee Chat’ series to discuss the relationship between poverty, food sovereignty and education.
Global PPE is providing PPE, medical supplies, equipment, and technology to underserved communities … and recently donated 10,000 KN95 masks to PWNA.
“…it made perfect sense to work with PWNA and put Kate Farms nutritional meals directly in the hands of those who can ensure they reach Native Elders.”
[T]he CDC notes, “We do not have evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19 to people or that they might be a source of infection in the United States.”
National Nutrition Month… Through supporters such as Newman’s Own Foundation and Walmart Foundation, PWNA has continued to enhance Native nutrition and food security on the reservations…
According to the National Congress of American Indians, many Native Americans fall within certain population groups that are considered “hard-to-count,” making them vulnerable to under-representation.
PWNA hosted the sixth annual Native Youth Know (NYK) Forum, a special initiative for young people… more than 140 Native American youth came to the Capitol to voice their concerns, challenges and opportunities to make changes in their communities.