Category Archives: Humanitarian

Going Above and Beyond: How Teachers Help Equip Native Youth for Success

Amanda, a certified K-12 school counselor on the Pine Ridge Reservation knows firsthand that providing school supplies to students, such as those provided by PWNA, not only reduces stress for her students’ families but also for teaching staff.

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Dream Catchers in Native Culture

The origin of dream catchers is hard to pinpoint, but they appear likely related to the history of two cultures: the Ojibwe and the Lakota. So, is it cultural appropriation for others to use them?

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Tribal Sovereignty as a Pathway to Thriving Economies

As tribal nations exercise their rights to self-govern and strengthen their economies, their sovereignty is also benefiting local nontribal communities. Depending on the tribe, as high as $.90 of every tribal dollar earned is spent in non-tribal economies.

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Recently in Native News

Did you read about the Google Doodle that celebrates Native American jingle dancers? Read this and more from recent #NativeNews.

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History of the Hopi People

We’re taking a look at the diverse culture and history of the Hopi people — known as “the Peaceful Ones.”

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Arizona Recognizes First Native American Day

June 2, 2019 was the first official Native American Day in Arizona, marking an important milestone for the 22 tribes across the state.

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Recently in Native News

Take a look at our favorite headlines from May, including a Native American Netflix star, community support for a Native tribe, new health laws for Native Americans and one woman’s journey to photograph Native tribes.

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Spotlight: Native Art Contest Winner Jacob Maurice Johns

Winner of PWNA’s 2019 Native Art Contest, Jacob Maurice Johns offers personalized portraits at Studio One Eleven in Spokane. See more of his work on Facebook @studio1eleven111.

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An Elder Reflects on the Rosebud Reservation

{On the PWNA blog]: Irene Young, an elder of Rosebud, shared more about Rosebud’s history – what it is, what it has been and what she’s seen change over the years.

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Celebrating Strength in Motherhood on Mother’s Day, and Every Day

This Mother’s Day, PWNA wishes to extend a sincere thank you to all the mothers who serve their families and their communities, nurturing future generations of good relatives and strong, sustainable nations

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