Category Archives: Humanitarian

Celebrating Arizona’s Birthday and the Rich Native American History of the Grand Canyon State

Arizona is celebrating its 107th birthday on Feb. 14. Learn more about the “old ones who were here before” Arizona statehood!

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The Native American History of Groundhog Day

Discover how Groundhog Day has ties to Native American history, both in the hometown of Punxsutawney Phil and the groundhog in general.

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Recently in Native News

Read our favorite stories from January… the Indigenous Peoples March in D.C., the Oklahoma museum exhibit honoring Native American veterans, and Bismarck students wearing eagle feathers at their high school graduation.

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Emergency Preparedness is Key for Disaster Mitigation and Recovery on the Reservations

Do you live in a reservation community? If so, did you know FEMA is not an individual relief organization or homeowners, or that FEMA does not fit the same way for tribal communities? Find out what you need to know for disaster preparedness on the reservation.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Native American Rights

On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, remember that King’s actions aided Native Americans more than most of us know. He advocated for the desegregation of Native Americans and inspired much of the modern-day advocacy for Native rights.

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Poverty Awareness Month: Alleviating the Challenges Facing Native American Communities

Two of the five poorest counties in the U.S. are located on Indian reservations and the highest poverty rate by ethnic group is found among Native Americans, accounting for 27.6 percent of national poverty overall.

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2018 Year in Review

As we ring in the New Year, PWNA is taking a moment to share our readers’ favorite blog posts of 2018.

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Happy Holidays from PWNA: Remembering Christmas Pasts

Enjoy our Native American Holiday Video with lyrics sung in Navajo by Jana Mashonee, Lumbee / Tuscorora and nine-time winner of the Native American Music Awards (NAMI).

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Q&A: NFL Lineman Eli Ankou discusses #MyCauseMyCleats campaign and why he’s supporting PWNA

In the NFL’s My Cause, My Cleats campaign, fewer than 6 percent of participating charities support social equity causes and we were humbled to learn that lineman Eli Ankou of the Jacksonville Janguars chose to support Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA). Read part one of our two-part Q&A series with Eli.

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Celebrate the Season of Giving

Charities rely on holiday giving, and for donors, the holidays and end-of-year giving is the last chance to donate if you’re planning to claim your charitable deductions on your tax returns.

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