Category Archives: Programs

2019 Backpack Drive – Tackling the Social Inequities Faced by Native American Students

As part of our annual Backpack Drive, we hope to equip more than 20,000 Native American students with the school supplies they need to feel confident in the classroom.

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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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Celebrating Our AIEF Scholars this Graduation Season

Meet these college graduates whose academic journeys were supported by Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) and its American Indian Education Fund (AIEF) program.

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Celebrating Día del Niño and Promoting Child Literacy in Native Communities

This “Día del Niño”, celebrate the magic of reading by sharing your favorite culturally relevant Native American children’s book with any young readers in your life.

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World Water Day: Water Scarcity for Indigenous Peoples

This year, World Water Day focuses on “leaving no one behind” without a reliable water source and water as a basic human right for all.

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Graduates Reflect on 4D Strong Native Women Program

The 4 Directions Development program of PWNA incorporates culturally-based tools. “If 4D were to establish [a] university, I would enroll,” …

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Women’s History Month: Honoring Native American Women

This Women’s History Month, meet two of the strong Native American women partnering wiith PWNA and bettering the world.

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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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