Author Archives: Rafael Tapia, Jr.
The fond memory of waking up to the smell of smoke from a recently lit wood stove was a sign that my mother, grandmother or elder auntie would soon be cooking breakfast. I grew up in Southern Arizona in a small Native American Yaqui Village. Most of our neighbors had wood stoves, and the smoke […]
In addition to devastating the land itself, wildfires threaten animal life, natural water systems, economic and social norms, environment and cultural resources. They also impact living communities, recreational areas and revenue streams,
Native News Pick of the Month: President Bidenâ€™s â€˜Thrifty Food Planâ€™ 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 â€“ 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 News Pick of the Month: COVID-19â€™s Toll on Elders and The Perspective of One Indigenous Man
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 â€“ and with them ancestral knowledge we may never regain.
PWNA was recently invited to participate in the United Nations Associationâ€™s (UNA) â€˜Coffee Chatâ€™ 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, â€œWe 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.â€
National Nutrition Month… Through supporters such as Newmanâ€™s Own Foundation and Walmart Foundation, PWNA has continued to enhance Native nutrition and food security on the reservations…