Category Archives: History, Culture, Justice

Celebrating Billy Mills, Native Athlete and Advocate

Billy Mills became the first Native American to win the Olympic Gold Medal for the 10,000-meter run in 1964… on March 6, South Dakota Celebrates Billy Mills Day to recognize his achievements.

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Lessons We Can Learn For COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Native Communities

Last month, we discussed COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Native communities with Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Health Security… there’s not a cookie-cutter solution… and we’re seeing Native leaders step up to support vaccine distribution.

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Native News Pick of the Month: COVID-19’s Toll on Elders and The Perspective of One Indigenous Man

Rafael Tapia, Jr. - PWNA VP of Programs

Native American Elders transfer our cultural knowledge to the younger generations. Yet every day, COVID-19 is taking our Elders. at higher rates than ever – and with them ancestral knowledge we may never regain.

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Black History Month and the Contributions of Afro-Indigenous Americans

February is Black History Month… Today’s Afro-Indigenous culture is most prevalent in tribes such as Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole and Wampanoag, among others.

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Native News Pick of the Month: The First Native American Cabinet Secretary

This month, PWNA President and CEO Joshua Arce offers his thoughts on our ‘Native News Pick of the Month’ about the first Native American cabinet. secretary.

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Celebrating the Native Voice in the 2020 Elections

The 2020 elections were one for the history books… marked with 14 Native American candidates running for seats at the national level.

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This Year, Resolve to Be More #NativeAware

Last year, Native communities came together… to address the most critical issues facing their communities… As we embark on 2021 together, we want to encourage you to add one resolution to your list: Be More #NativeAware.

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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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PWNA Partners with Legendary Actor Wes Studi

PWNA is partnership with award-winning actor Wes Studi. Here is a sneak peak of our new PSA series developed with Wes around the widely held misconceptions related to Native American people, history and funding.

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The Significance of Feathers in Native Cultures

Across America, there seems to be a disconnect when it comes to feathers, headdresses and what they mean to the Native cultures…

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