Category Archives: Humanitarian

Storytelling in Native American Cultures

For centuries, us Lakota have carried our past through storytelliing, or oral tradition as we call it. Our stories tell the origin of entire nations, why animals looked or acted the way they did, and where or how entire cultural traditions originated.

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Supporting Strong Native Women as Emerging Leaders

This year, PWNA is launching the first 4 Directions Development Program for Strong Native Women. This is an all-women cohort with funding and support of the PepsiCo Foundation, which invests in partnerships and programs to support at least 1.5 million girls and women becoming more workforce ready in the coming years.

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Recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day

Dozens of cities and states across the U.S. have turned away from Columbus Day, instead reclaiming the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day.

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Native History: The Medicine Lodge Treaty of 1867

In the Medicine Lodge Treaty of 1867, five tribes ceded familiar lands and hunting grounds, in exchange for allotted reservation lands. They also unknowingly gave up their freedom to leave the reservation or practice their religion and traditions. Doing so was considered a breach of treaty, although the U.S. found reason to breach the treaty around 1903 when the Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock case was before the Supreme Court.

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Recently in Native News

Enjoy some of the most interesting Native American news from September, on Native American Day, 40 Under 40, a Native artist, and economic development.

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is a chance to understand that the roots of our Hispanic brethren are interwoven with Native American history and ancestry. The diverse sense of connectedness and pride in family, community, culture and self only contributes to the greater good for community and country.

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and PWNA thanks the many drivers who make serving our program partners on remote tribal lands possible. We are proud of our drivers and know their commitment enables us to continue to be a reliable resource to our partners on the reservations.

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National Preparedness Month

Partnership With Native Americans was awarded a grant from Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, to advance emergency preparedness in tribal communities and help them better prepare for disaster response. Pine Ridge, Cheyenne River and Crow Creek reservations in South Dakota will be assisted through training, collaboration and access to resources.

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Recently in Native News

As part of our continued effort to inform readers of the news and culture of Native American communities across the country, Partnership With Native Americans has compiled our favorite stories from the month of August. Stay up to date and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for more headlines. Sharice Davids says she is […]

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Service to AIEF Scholars

“Giving Native American students, particularly those who are nontraditional or from reservations with limited resources, a chance to take the next step in their education is crucial for empowering tribal communities,” said Dr. Sandra Jacobson. Education is foundational for fulfilling personal capabilities, developing tolerance and hope, and cultivating leadership qualities.

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