Category Archives: Humanitarian

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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A Native View on Spirit Animals and Animal Medicine

Spirit Animal, Animal Guide, Spirit Helper. These terms are used among different cultures to describe spirits of benevolent nature, usually helping someone during a hard time. These spirits can bring strength, insight, and even a sense or feeling to someone who needs it.

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Back to School with TOMS and Bombas

For 2018, families will spend an average $684.79 on school supplies, backpacks, clothing and other back to school items for each child. The realization of this expense for even one student makes the school supplies provided by PWNA and its American Indian Education Fund (AIEF) program all the more imperative for children on the reservations.

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Summer Reading List

A good book can be hard to find, even more so one that’s Native-focused. When I was young and would get into trouble, my dad wouldn’t ground me. Instead, he’d often give me a topic to research or a book to read – always on Lakota culture – and have me write a short paper […]

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Recently in Native News

A dozen heroes will be inducted into the first Native American Hall of Fame. Native mascots are being removed by sports teams. The Warm Springs Hotshots crew is one of only seven based on a reservation and one of four administered by a tribe. Read this and more Native news from the month of July.

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2018 Backpack Drive – Providing School Supplies and Hope to Native Students

Today, 35 percent of Native American children live below the poverty line, making it almost impossible for their families to shoulder the financial investment of back-to-school season. As a parent, what would you do when facing a choice between food and pencils? Backpacks or shoes?

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