Category Archives: Food & Water
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.
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.
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.
Native Youth Convene to Participate in Second Food Sovereignty Summit
Last month, Native American youth from five tribes convened in the sacred He Sapa (Black Hills) for PWNAâ€™s second Native Youth Food Sovereignty Summit.
World Water Day: Water Scarcity for Indigenous Peoples
This year, World Water Day focuses on “leaving no one behindâ€ without a reliable water source and water as a basic human right for all.
PBS Documentary on Native American Diets
â€œHealthy food choices are in abundance for most Americans, but thatâ€™s not always the case for our Native American citizens,â€ said Rafael Tapia, Jr., PWNA Vice President of Programs.
Nutrition and Health on Native American Reservations
Today, Native Americans suffer from the highest prevalence of diabetes in the country, and the mortality rate of diabetes among Native Americans is three times higher than that of all other races in the country, according to the federally operated Indian Health Service (IHS).
Nutrition is a factor in Native Americans having the highest rate of diabetes in the U.S. and higher risk of heart disease linked to obesity and high blood pressure.
Gardens as a Solution to Fight Food Insecurity
Partnership With Native Americans and its reservation partners are motivating and equipping tribal citizens with knowledge and healthy nutrition habits that will trickle down to next generations.
Access to Healthy Food on the Reservations
Partnership With Native Americans supports national nutrition and a return to traditional diets through gardens, healthy cooking classes, training on canning, preservation and a mobile unit for nutrition training in remote tribal communities.
Thanksgiving in Indian Country
Annually, PWNA’s reservation partners request thousands of Thanksgiving meals, and this year, PWNA is providing enough food for just over 38,000 people in the Northern Plains and Southwest.