Tag Archives: Cheyenne River
Emergency Preparedness: A Community-based Response
In addition to â€œdisasterâ€ events, PWNA responds to smaller emergencies that are disruptive to local communities. Over the past decade, PWNA responded to more than 55 disasters impacting Native American communities, with our aid benefiting 620,000 people.
Native Americans Giving Back: Chaske Spencer
Inspiring a belief in a brighter future and shining a light on a path to change is no small undertaking but one Native American celebrity has taken it on: Chaske Spencer. Lakota Sioux, Chaske Spencer (pronounced Chess-kay) was born in Oklahoma and grew up on reservations in Montana and Idaho. Breaking the mold by being […]
President Obama Visits the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
President Obama and the First Lady will be visiting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to meet with tribal leaders and Native youth about the poverty they face and to announced new initiatives related to tribal economies and education.
â€œDiabetes is Not Our Way of Lifeâ€
The Native American youth struggle with diabetes and the Cheyenne River Youth Project as well as other groups are working hard to educate youth on diabetes.
Poorest Counties in America: Ziebach, SD
Ziebach County in South Dakota is not only the poorest county in America, but it is also still recovering from an ice storm that knocked out power almost 2 years ago.