Tag Archives: arizona

Accessing and Protecting Nature’s Most Precious Resource: Water

On the one hand, Native Americans are fighting to keep their water sources clean. On the other, they are fighting to have any water at all.

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Scorching Summer Pose Threats to Lives and More on the Reservations

In addition to devastating the land itself, wildfires threaten animal life, natural water systems, economic and social norms, environment and cultural resources. They also impact living communities, recreational areas and revenue streams,

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Partner Q&A: Caring for Elders of the Tohono O’odham Nation

We recently caught up with Mike Benavidez, coordinator of the Pisinemo District Elderly Program of the Tohono O’odham Nation, who shared about their senior services and how PWNA helps.

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Strengthening Native American Youth in Arizona

PWNA hosted the sixth annual Native Youth Know (NYK) Forum, a special initiative for young people… more than 140 Native American youth came to the Capitol to voice their concerns, challenges and opportunities to make changes in their communities.

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Recently in Native News

Did you read about the Google Doodle that celebrates Native American jingle dancers? Read this and more from recent #NativeNews.

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Arizona Recognizes First Native American Day

June 2, 2019 was the first official Native American Day in Arizona, marking an important milestone for the 22 tribes across the state.

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Celebrating Arizona’s Birthday and the Rich Native American History of the Grand Canyon State

Arizona is celebrating its 107th birthday on Feb. 14. Learn more about the “old ones who were here before” Arizona statehood!

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Recently in Native News

Catch up on the latest news and culture in Native American communities across the country. We’ve compiled our favorite stories from the month of November, also American Indian Heritage Month.

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Recently in Native News

…the emergence of so many Native American women running for office has seemed to come out of the blue, it is in many ways the result of seeds planted over the past decade at the community and regional levels. ‘The narrative had been that Native Americans were gone, that we’re invisible, that we’re part of history… Well, we’ve been here all along trying to be seen…”

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Celebrating Traditional Indigenous Foods

In my nearly 10 years with PWNA, I have met many generous people who’ve shared their time, knowledge, stories and sense of humor, whether it’s around a kitchen table, walking along a garden or foraging. From harvested Ceyaka (mint tea) and Tinpsila (wild/prairie turnips) in South Dakota to pinon nuts in Arizona, food sources are […]

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