Tag Archives: American Indian

The True Impact of the Dawes Act of 1887

The biggest impact of the Dawes Act was a loss of indigenous cultures, tradition and land across the U.S. It did a number on our tribal communities and tried to pit our ancestors against each other.

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Education for Self-Determination and Quality of Life

The Navajo Nation is working to improve the quality of education by transferring operation of more than 30 schools from U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) control, to management by the Navajo Nation’s Department of Education.

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American Indian Heritage Day & Month

Linking the national Native American Heritage Day to Thanksgiving is fitting, given the contributions of American Indians that long preceded the first harvest of the pilgrims.

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A Day in the Life of a Community Health Representative

On Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day, PWNA honors CHRs for being role models and committing themselves to improving the health and welfare of their neighbors, families and tribal nations.

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Heart Disease Awareness & Cancer Prevention for American Indians

While heart disease awareness and cancer prevention can help curb these leading causes of death for Native Americans, there are some striking health and healthcare disparities between American Indians/Alaskan Natives and their Caucasian counterparts in the U.S.

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November Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month & Native American Heritage Day

American Indian Heritage Month is an apt remembrance given that the contributions of the First Americans long preceded and continued after the first Thanksgiving.

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What About Food Insecurity

Food insecurity is a challenge affecting 23% of Native Americans.

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Native American Scholarships: Beyond 4.0 and Financial Need

American Indian Education Foundation provides scholarships to Native American students.

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The Importance of Our New Name: Partnership With Native Americans

The name Partnership With Native Americans also does more: it clearly and readily communicates to the public who we are and what we do.

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Why I Am Proud to Be a Native American in the U.S.

As we reflect on the recent July 4th holiday and all the celebrations that took place across the United States, I feel a sense of personal pride. This truly is a great country in which to live. But, more specifically, I feel proud to be a part of it and to be a Native American. […]

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