Category Archives: Food & Water

How to Honor the Tribes on Earth Day

Have you ever wondered how Native Americans celebrate Earth Day? We are often asked this question here at PWNA, and the answer is the same as they do every other day. Native Americans have been good stewards of Mother Earth since time immemorial – encompassing food and water, climate change,  natural resources, and more. Many […]

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Why It’s Critical to Reclaim Heritage Foods in Tribal Communities

If you are like me and like to cook, I would encourage you to try some traditional Native foods like this Three Sisters recipe and to download our Native American Recipe Book today.

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What is the #1 Predictor of Running Water at Home?

We’re rallying around the U.N. theme of “Water for Peace” on World Water Day, coming up on March 22. We’re also focusing on water for Native American Elders on Arizona Gives Day, which is April 2.  

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Giving Back: How to Change Native Lives on Reservations

How can we all meaningfully impact the lives of Native Americans living on reservations? While it may seem daunting to unpack decades of systemic injustices, the first step is to become more NativeAware®. Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to dive into this topic with Meaningful Influence Lifestyles Magazine (issue 309). Lifestyles is a […]

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What is Food Sovereignty and Why is it Important to Tribes?

Put simply, food sovereignty is the right of a community to identify and control how their food is produced and distributed, and this includes the quantity and quality of what they are consuming. Often, people think food sovereignty is the assurance we have enough food to meet our physical needs, but it goes far beyond […]

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Increasing Food Security with Olo for Good & Tides Foundation

The need for access to healthy food and clean drinking water on remote reservations cannot be overstated. Thanks to a generous gift of $150,000 from Olo For Good (Olo) and Tides Foundation (Tides), PWNA will increase food security in marginalized reservation communities across the U.S. The defining characteristic of food insecurity is reduced food intake […]

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Tackling Water Insecurity in Tribal Communities

A 2019 report on EPA data called “Watered Down Justice” confirmed there is unequal access to safe drinking water, and this affects communities of color the most.

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Revitalizing Traditional Native Foodways and Health

On the heels of World Hunger Day I’m thinking about Indigenous health and food insecurity, which is a precursor to hunger. Native Americans pass down information through the generations by word of mouth. Elders teach community members how to prepare wild game and fish, forage for edible plants or use them for medicine, and how […]

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Big Game Day Foods and the Worry of Food Security Collide

The National Retail Association predicted families would spend an average of $85 on Big Game Day foods this year. But not all U.S. families were able to participate.

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NativeAware Beyond the Giving Season

While we have turned the corner of the giving season, that time of year when many Americans consider charitable commitments, support is still needed across Indian Country.

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