Category Archives: Food & Water

Thanksgiving: A Time for Remembering Native Americans

For many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a bittersweet reminder of the real Thanksgiving story that is often absent from U.S. history books. While Native people love to gather and enjoy their families like the rest of us, they also remember our ancestors and the many elements of their culture that have been lost, appropriated or […]

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Olo for Good Donates $150,000 for PWNA to Distribute Ancestral Foods

Thanks to this grant from the Olo for Good fund, PWNA {Partnership With Native Americans] will be able to purchase Native ancestral foods from Native producers and distribute them to the Native communities for the first time in our organization’s history.

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Help Ease Food Insecurity with Food & Water for Tribal Communities

…even pre-pandemic, low food security was a factor for one in four Native American households.,, Add to this out-of-control food prices, the sparse grocery stores on some reservations, and the limited availability of food on convenience store shelves and it is a lot to bear.

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What are you Eating for Breakfast?

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 […]

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Indigenous Impact Challenge: Year-End Giving

Thanks to a special group of generous PWNA benefactors, every gift to honor and help Native Americans by Dec. 31 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000. This means that your donation will make twice the difference if you act this year.

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Operation Thanksgiving Hope: Feeding Native Americans This Holiday Season

In actuality, the first official mention of a ‘Thanksgiving’ celebration occurred in 1637, after colonists brutally massacred an entire Pequot village and subsequently celebrated the victory.

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Accessing and Protecting Nature’s Most Precious Resource: Water

On the one hand, Native Americans are fighting to keep their water sources clean. On the other, they are fighting to have any water at all.

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Food and Water: A Basic Human Right But Not An Equal Opportunity

Access to food and water is a basic human right. Unfortunately, 1 in 9 people are food insecure in the U.S. More specifically, 1 in 4 Native Americans are food insecure.

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Native Food Sovereignty in the Wanblee Community

Monica Terkildsen… of the Wanblee Community Action Team shared her experience as a PWNA collaborator underscoring food sovereignty and emergency preparedness.

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National Homemade Bread Day and the History of Frybread

Nov. 17 is National Homemade Bread Day, and bread is one food that knows no cultural bounds. However, this day is also a reminder of the darker history behind Indian frybread.

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