Category Archives: Emergency Services

Caring for Native Elders During Summer Fires, Storms, Heat & Outages

…PWNA aids Elders by distributing summer care packages that are often sponsored by individual donors. These emergency care packages… help Elders when the inevitable fire, storm or extreme heat wave strikes.

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A Look at the Impact of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation

Several factors explain why the Navajo Nation is experiencing such a rapid spread of positive COVID-19 cases.

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Disaster Relief by a First Responder for the Reservations

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.

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Disaster and Emergency Preparedness for Native Americans

Preparedness. It’s a word that comes up a lot this time of year, with Mother Nature bringing seasonal weather disasters like tornadoes and hurricanes – and soon enough, the chill of winter. Additionally, September is National Preparedness Month. The physical environment on the reservations we support is often harsh; giving rise to a wide range […]

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Say What? Free Native Housing Isn’t Free?

Not only do Native Americans pay for housing… their housing and living conditions are considered some of the worst in the United States.

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Hypothermia and Frostbite

It’s January and the temperatures aren’t bad recently, about 30 degrees—but it can get below zero very quickly this time of year. The wind and the air temperature can plummet, especially at night, and make it difficult to stay warm… especially if you rely on propane for heating, or wood for heating. Many of us simply can turn […]

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