Author Archives: Tristan Picotte
The biggest impact of the Dawes Act was a loss of indigenous cultures, tradition and land across the U.S. It did a number on our tribal communities and tried to pit our ancestors against each other.
In many ways, Ira Hayes was just like many of us – quiet, humble, and driven to do the best he could at what he did. In his case, this included critical service such as helping to raise the flag at Iwo Jima and serving among the many Navajo code talkers and other Native American veterans.
A national member of VOAD – Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster – PWNA provides disaster relief to reservations within its 12-state service area. As a state member of VOAD in Arizona, South Dakota and Montana, PWNA concentrates its emergency relief in these areas but evaluates other disasters on a case by case basis, if requested by the tribe.
Dealing with policies such as federal recognition has been said to be degrading. “The disregard of such tribes seems like the cause of their “disappearance” in today’s age.
Honoring Native warriors and veterans has always been a part of indigenous culture…. ever reminds us of the valor and bravery and their many sacrifices.
Some 40 million Americans are hindered by inadequate reading and literacy skills. PWNA is doing its part to encourage adult-child reading time and literacy development of youth in reservation communities.
Many cultures encounter this challenge: How do we practice our culture in a society that demands a large portion of our time outside of that culture? How do we connect our culture to our daily lives?
Partnership With Native Americans and Reservation Animal Rescue reeived recognition from BlogPaws at their annual conference, which this year was held in Phoenix, Arizona.
While the bison may never again number the masses they once did, their population growth over the last 100 years is a testament to their resiliency and place in history as the United States National Mammal.