Author Archives: Rafael Tapia, Jr.

Addressing Food Insecurity and Nutrition Education Through Grant Funding

Partnership With Native Americans, with support from Newman’s Own Foundation, aids Native Americans in developing sustainable nutrition initiatives within their tribal communities, such as access to fresh food and training to prepare healthier meals.

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Newman’s Own Foundation Forms Native American Nutrition Cohort

The first gathering of the Native American Nutrition Cohort closed with a spirit of collaboration and shared purpose, in the hopes that our work together can lead to greater health impact, reduced food insecurity and stronger self-sufficiency in Native communities.

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Spotlight on PWNA’s Phoenix Distribution Center

Local news outlets 3TV AZ Family and ABC 15 recently visited the Phoenix distribution center to learn how PWNA is helping Native American communities.

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Poverty Awareness Month

During Poverty Awareness Month, remember those in need but take action too. Poverty doesn’t only disrupt lives but creates inter-generational issues that perpetuate through families, which makes the work of Partnership With Native Americans incredibly important.

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Happy Holidays, and Thank You

PWNA serves approximately 1,000 reservation partners, focusing on health and nutrition, animal welfare, education, and emergency services, as well as holiday support.

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Emerging Leaders Making a Difference Today

PWNA launched the 4 Directions capacity building service to provide ongoing support to emerging tribal leaders, enhancing personal and professional development and their ability to have a greater impact on the lives of those around them.

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Challenges to Education Within Native American Communities

Although attending college is a goal for many high school students, for many Native American youth, attending college is something of a distant dream out of reach. Only 13 percent of Native Americans 25 or older have a bachelor’s degree, compared to 28 percent of other ethnic groups. Today, many Native youth express a desire […]

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Food Justice: Native People Taking Action to Restore Ancestral Practices and Ways of Life

Love fry bread? Learn why it is considered a survival and oppression food.

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International Mother Language Day and the Importance of Native Language

These stories show the importance of Native American languages and the need for language preservation.

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Education for Self-Determination and Quality of Life

The Navajo Nation is working to improve the quality of education by transferring operation of more than 30 schools from U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) control, to management by the Navajo Nation’s Department of Education.

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