Category Archives: History, Culture, Justice

Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

This year, PWNA is encouraging everyone to sign our #NativeAware petition that supports House Bill 5473 to permanently change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day nationwide.

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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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Searching for MMIWG Relatives and Racial Justice for Tribes

Not a day goes by without a social media alert, about… missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. #MMIW

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Indigenous History and Its Effect on Education Equity in South Dakota

Education equity implies giving every single student the necessary support to succeed… How can we prepare students for college, career and life if we’re omitting… the history of many Native students’ ancestors.

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Scorching Summer Pose Threats to Lives and More on the Reservations

In addition to devastating the land itself, wildfires threaten animal life, natural water systems, economic and social norms, environment and cultural resources. They also impact living communities, recreational areas and revenue streams,

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Native Views on Independence Day

Today, we look at a viewpoint that’s sometimes forgotten – the Indigenous one. Do Native Americans in the United States celebrate Independence Day?

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Native News Pick of the Month: Confronting the painful history of Native American boarding schools

Earlier this year, the remains of more than 215 Native American children were discovered on the grounds of a former boarding school… PWNA president & CEO Joshua Arce shares his reaction to the discovery and weighs in on Deb Haaland’s recent opinion piece [on the matter].

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Recognizing Indigenous Veterans on Memorial Day

This year on Memorial Day, we pay homage to the veterans who have served… and celebrate the opening of the new National Native American Veterans Memorial at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C.

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Native News Pick of the Month: President Biden’s ‘Thrifty Food Plan’ and what it means for Native Families

Earlier this year, President Biden shared his… American Families Plan that will expand access to free school lunch and summertime cash benefits for families with children…supporting some of America’s most impoverished communities – and Native Americans should not be left behind.

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World Fair Trade Day: Remember Native Americans

The 2021 fair trade theme is “Build Back Fairer” and rallies around the impact COVID-19 had on our trade system… Fair trade is critical to Native American businesses too.

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