Tag Archives: AIEF

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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American Indian Heritage Month Recap

This month, schools, organizations and communities across the U.S. are conducting events to mark National American Indian Heritage Month — and we are no different. Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) looks forward to this annual observance and this year marked a celebration of Native American students and contributions,,,

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From Purple Heart to Master’s Degree: Journey of a Native American Veteran

His Veteran’s benefits exhausted, this Native American veteran turned to the American Indian Education Fund for help funding graduate school. He shares, “Most tribes have very little funding to assist their tribal members… AIEF has helped me a great deal. We need more support, resources and scholarships like AIEF for the Native youth.”

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American Indian Heritage Month: A Celebration of Native Education and Heritage

November is American Indian Heritage Month. PWNA invites you to grow your knowledge of Native history, education, and heritage by participating in its Native education quiz and random daily drawings. Learn more at www.PWNA4hope.org.

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PWNA Annual Report Summary

PWNA’s support aims at immediate needs and long-term solutions, addressing nutrition, education, health and holiday support, emergency services and animal welfare. Read the full annual report and check out the back page to learn about our cover art.

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Back to School

The 2017 Backpack Drive begins July 17, sponsored by PWNA and AIEF, and is an opportunity to support K-12 Native students and ensure a positive start to the new school year.

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Organizations Supporting Native Education

These organizations have made it their mission to help improve access to education for Native American youth: TeachHub, NCAI, AIHEC, AIEF.

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Graduation Rates & American Indian Education

For every scholarship we are able to award through AIEF (American Indian Education Fund), a program of Partnership With Native Americans, there is another qualified student waiting for funding who wants and deserves to attend college.

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Help Mitigate the Challenges Native American Students Face

PWNA and AIEF services focus on motivating students to consider college, and helping students pay for college and stay in college until graduation, increasing both college access and retention for Native American students.

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