Author Archives: Rafael Tapia, Jr.

Supporting Strong Native Women as Emerging Leaders

This year, PWNA is launching the first 4 Directions Development Program for Strong Native Women. This is an all-women cohort with funding and support of the PepsiCo Foundation, which invests in partnerships and programs to support at least 1.5 million girls and women becoming more workforce ready in the coming years.

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is a chance to understand that the roots of our Hispanic brethren are interwoven with Native American history and ancestry. The diverse sense of connectedness and pride in family, community, culture and self only contributes to the greater good for community and country.

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Op-Ed: Let’s Not Repeat History—Lessons Learned from Federal Separation of Children and Families

Op-ed: Let’s not repeat history: Lessons learned from federal separation of children and families

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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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