Category Archives: Programs

Despite Classroom Uncertainties, School Supplies are Critical

It’s the question on every parent’s mind – when and how is my child going back to school? …And while the immediate plan is unclear, one thing is certain: education for every child is critical.

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Adapting Food and Nutrition Education During the Global Pandemic

Our first four [healthy cooking] videos focusing on “food as medicine” include lessons on no-waste cooking, cooking with wild onions, making Elderberry drops and practicing self-care while sheltering at home.

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COVID-19 and its Impact on Students

Most students didn’t receive a COVID-19 relief check to help with the travel and relocation they were forced into, the leases they must still cover, or the food and other supplies they need now that they’re away from school.

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Assisting Indian Country With Critical Needs During COVID-19

As the world continues to grapple with the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, communities in Indian Country are working to address their own unique challenges in combatting the coronavirus.

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World Spay Day: Spaying and Neutering Pets on Reservations

World Spay Day, the last Tuesday of February, raises awareness around accessible and affordable spay and neuter programs.

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Pro Tips for Submitting a Scholarship Application

We’ve gathered some tips based on feedback from our AIEF scholarship committee to assist students who are seeking to apply for an AIEF or other scholarship this year.

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2019 Year in Review

We look forward to continuing our purpose of championing a brighter future for Native American communities in 2020. For now, here’s a recap of our readers’ favorite blog posts of 2019.

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Recognizing National Animal Safety and Protection Month

Take the pledge to protect reservation animals and treat them humanely by visiting the PWNA website and signing your name.

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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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