Category Archives: Humanitarian

The Apache Wars

The effects of relocation and colonization of the tribes, as well as the gold rush, the Apache Wars and other conflicts in U.S. history, are still felt today, though tribes are persevering and, like Geronimo, hold their hopes for the future.

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Recently in Native News

Catch up on recent #NativeNews from Jan. 2018

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Poverty Awareness Month

During Poverty Awareness Month, remember those in need but take action too. Poverty doesn’t only disrupt lives but creates inter-generational issues that perpetuate through families, which makes the work of Partnership With Native Americans incredibly important.

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National Soup Month & A Native American Recipe

Chef Lois Ellen Frank of Red Mesa Cuisine reminds us that traditional Native American foods are nutritious and delicious, and that a return to an ancestral, plant-based diet is a way to reclaim health and wellness in Native communities. She shares a recipe for Three Sisters Stew.

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Fueling Support for Elders Through Severe Winter Weather

For 2018, PWNA is providing firewood and winter fuel vouchers to Elders on the Rosebud Reservation. If you want to help Native American Elders stay safe and warm, join PWNA and NPRA by donating or sharing on social as we spread the warmth this winter.

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A Native Perspective on New Year’s

New Year’s is a good time for looking back and looking forward. At the end, that’s all anyone tries for: reflection on the last year, and prayer for another good one. What will you do better this year?

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2017 Year in Review

2017, Partnership With Native Americans wrapped up the year with our annual holiday services, including providing holiday meals and present-filled stockings for children and Elders in our program partners’ reservation communities.

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Happy Holidays, and Thank You

PWNA serves approximately 1,000 reservation partners, focusing on health and nutrition, animal welfare, education, and emergency services, as well as holiday support.

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Volunteers Spread Holiday Cheer by Assembling Stockings for Annual “Santa Stops”

We filled 800 stockings, but this is only a fraction of the thousands of gift bags and stockings PWNA provides annually to children and Elders. In fact, in 2016 PWNA provided holiday stockings for 11,730 Elders and nearly 27,500 children in reservation communities.

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Holiday Realities in Remote Native Communities

… the food pantry in Polson, Montana relies on support from PWNA during the holiday season, when they see a spike in the number of families needing food. In addition to food, PWNA’s holiday services also include thousands of gifts and stockings delivered to partners for distribution in Native communities.

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