Category Archives: Programs
“Giving Native American students, particularly those who are nontraditional or from reservations with limited resources, a chance to take the next step in their education is crucial for empowering tribal communities,” said Dr. Sandra Jacobson. Education is foundational for fulfilling personal capabilities, developing tolerance and hope, and cultivating leadership qualities.
For 2018, families will spend an average $684.79 on school supplies, backpacks, clothing and other back to school items for each child. The realization of this expense for even one student makes the school supplies provided by PWNA and its American Indian Education Fund (AIEF) program all the more imperative for children on the reservations.
If you’ve never supported recovering Native communities, or disaster relief and emergency response here in the U.S., you have the opportunity to make a difference before the next emergency strikes.
The Reservation Animal Rescue (RAR) program of PWNA, and its generous donors, made it possible to help reservation partners feed and care for stray animals, ensuring healthier animals and communities.
For PWNA, developing emerging leaders who want to make a greater impact on the reservations is an integral part of building strong, self-sufficient Native American communities.
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.
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.
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.
PWNA serves approximately 1,000 reservation partners, focusing on health and nutrition, animal welfare, education, and emergency services, as well as holiday support.
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.