Tag Archives: AIEF

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 Strength in Motherhood on Mother’s Day, and Every Day

This Mother’s Day, PWNA wishes to extend a sincere thank you to all the mothers who serve their families and their communities, nurturing future generations of good relatives and strong, sustainable nations

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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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Thank You and Happy Holidays

From all of us at PWNA, we’d like to wish you – our program partners, community project leaders, volunteers, donors and organizations who support our work – a happy holiday season. You help us brighten the holidays for tribal citizens and enable us to be one of the largest Native American-serving organizations in the U.S.

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Giving Tuesday: Three Reasons to Remember Native Americans

While there are many reasons to give back to Native peoples, here are three important ones. I join PWNA in encouraging you to remember Native Americans in your holiday giving this year.

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Service to AIEF Scholars

“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.

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2018 Backpack Drive – Providing School Supplies and Hope to Native Students

Today, 35 percent of Native American children live below the poverty line, making it almost impossible for their families to shoulder the financial investment of back-to-school season. As a parent, what would you do when facing a choice between food and pencils? Backpacks or shoes?

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Purple Heart Appreciation Day: Honoring Our Combat Veterans

Since Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 19 percent of Native Americans serve in the military — a higher rate than any other minority in America. One veteran an Purple Heart recipient is furthering his contribution to defense of our country, with support of the American Indian Education Fund (AIEF) program.

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