NativeAware Beyond the Giving Season
While we have turned the corner of the giving season, that time of year when many Americans consider charitable commitments, support is still needed across Indian Country. On many reservations, Native Americans continue to face challenges like low food security, poverty and health inequities.
Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) works to mitigate these issues by providing services through eight distinct programs, with an eye to cultural relevance, timeliness, community-based volunteerism and the self-determined needs and goals of its reservation partners. PWNA’s major programs include:
- American Indian Education Fund (AIEF), which supports the educational dreams of Native American youth
- Northern Plains Reservation Aid (NPRA), which aids tribal communities in the Northern Plains
- Southwest Reservation Aid (SWRA), which assists tribal communities in the desert Southwest
- Reservation Animal Rescue (RAR), which helps tribal groups that rescue, rehabilitate and rehome strays and injured animals
Other programs include Native American Aid (NAA), Sioux Nation Relief Fund (SNRF), Navajo Relief Fund (NRF), and Southwest Indian Relief Council (SWIRC). All PWNA programs reinforce self-sufficiency, pride and community.
Your generous donations allowed us to make 1,700 deliveries to more than 350 tribal program partners in 2022, providing vital support for Native American Elders, families and children.
With your help, we can continue addressing long-standing disparities around food and water, education, health care, emergency response, animal welfare and holiday support. We encourage you to make time all year to become more Native Aware and donate here to support the cause.