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Celebrating Native Cultures: How to Become More NativeAware All Year

Native American Heritage Month… brings lots of attention to Native culture and causes. However, that attention is not sustained. It’s important to become more NativeAware and harness opportunities to impact this underserved population throughout the year.

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President and CEO Joshua Arce Shares 2023 Predictions

In the case of Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA), 2022 brought along opportunities to continue raising awareness around Native issues – some of which will play out throughout 2023.

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2022 Year in Review: Most Popular Blogs and Social Posts

In the case of Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA), 2022 brought along opportunities to continue raising awareness around Native issues – some of which will play out throughout 2023.

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Where’s the CSR and DEI for Native Americans?

There’s a movement afoot for racial and social equity at the corporate level – or at least it looks that way on the surface. A closer look shows that many big brands are promoting aid for the underserved and checking it off their list. Yet, it seems they are not walking the talk or supporting […]

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Native American Heritage Month – A Time to Celebrate & Become NativeAware©

PWNA encourages everyone to observe Native American Heritage Month #NAHM by shopping with Native-owned businesses… asking employers to match your gift to Native nonprofits, making a pledge to be #NativeAware… or donating a Thanksgiving meal or water to a Native Elder in need.

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The Supreme Court Must Protect ICWA to Avoid Added Risk for Native Children

If the Supreme Court overturns ICWA, Native children would lose the very protections that keep them connected to their heritage and culture. Tribal communities would also lose their future generations.

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The Inflation Reduction Act: Indigenous Communities Need More

While some are fortunate enough to remain comfortable despite the prolonged inflation, many more are struggling to make ends meet. In fact, 69% of Native Americans say inflation is severely affecting their lives.

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Tuition Waiver for Native Students Must Be Replicated Nationwide

Now is the time for all higher education systems in America to waive tuition for Native American students, regardless of residency, tribe or which college they attend.

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Pros & Cons of Section 184 Loans for Native Home Ownership

…reservations are trust lands held for a tribe but owned by the U.S. government. But one home mortgage product is specifically designed to help American Indian and Alaska Native families living on tribal lands – the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program…

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#LandBack After 350 Years for the Rappahannock Tribe

After working nearly 100 years for federal recognition that was finally secured in 2018, the Rappahannock Tribe recently celebrated another historic win… the reacquisition of 465 acres of their sacred ancestral homelands…

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