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Enjoy our Native American Holiday Video with lyrics sung in Navajo by Jana Mashonee, Lumbee / Tuscorora and nine-time winner of the Native American Music Awards (NAMI).
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.
Approximately 110 reservation communities served by Partnership With Native Americans will receive gifts or meals this holiday season, brightening the holidays for nearly 30,000 Native American Elders, families and children.
We filled 800 stockings, but this is only a fraction of the thousands of gift bags and stockings PWNA provides annually to children and Elders. In fact, in 2016 PWNA provided holiday stockings for 11,730 Elders and nearly 27,500 children in reservation communities.
… the food pantry in Polson, Montana relies on support from PWNA during the holiday season, when they see a spike in the number of families needing food. In addition to food, PWNA’s holiday services also include thousands of gifts and stockings delivered to partners for distribution in Native communities.
There often arises the question among non-Native Americans as to whether or not Indians celebrate Christmas. Well, the simple answer is yes, many of us do celebrate Christmas. But, to understand the complete answer, one must look at the question through the lens of history. For centuries before any European contact, Native Americans held in […]
The NRC Christmas video
Away in a Manger song
Elder photos from Christmas distributions.