Category Archives: Humanitarian

Emergency Response: A Year-Round Priority

For 30 years, Native American Aid (NAA), a PWNA program, has assisted tribal communities on the front lines in response to environmental disasters such as floods, fires, blizzards, drought, tornadoes, and most recently, the global pandemic…

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Rainmaking Around the World

Rainmaking ceremonies are an important cultural tradition for Indigenous people around the world. This tradition is steeped in bringing life-giving water to the earth…

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Native News Pick of the Month: The Disconnect between Philanthropy and Native American Food Sovereignty

…Native News Pick of the Month: Funders want to help ensure Native food sovereignty. Many in those communities want philanthropy to do better…

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World Water Day: Join the Fight for Clean Water

While most urban homes across American have running water, the same cannot be said for many homes on remote reservations throughout Indian Country.

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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

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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The Clear Impact of Partnership With Native Americans

Here is a glimpse of the impact you can make by donating to Partnership With Native Americans.

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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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