Category Archives: Food & Water
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To learn the real story of the first Thanksgiving, as shared by historians of Squantoâ€™s tribe â€“ the Wampanoags â€“ and the pilgrims in Plymouth Colony, vist www.PWNA4hope.org and download our compelling story curated in 2016.
In a world where food deserts, low food security and nutrition-related diseases are common, what could be better than community gardening programs? PWNA reservation partners throughout the Northern Plains and the Southwest are championing and teaching gardening as a sustainable food solution in their remote tribal communities. To assist these gardening and food sovereignty initiatives, […]
Food sovereignty is about the right of a people to determine their own policies relative to food and agriculture–rather than having their food supply subject to market forces. The indigenous people of this country certainly understand…