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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?
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,,,
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.
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.
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.
Although attending college is a goal for many high school students, for many Native American youth, attending college is something of a distant dream out of reach. Only 13 percent of Native Americans 25 or older have a bachelor’s degree, compared to 28 percent of other ethnic groups. Today, many Native youth express a desire […]
In this country, New Year’s is a time of reflection and resolution — a time of promises we make to ourselves about a better future. Yet, much of what we resolve to do, and even take for granted, actually represents real and difficult challenges faced 365 days a year on the reservations served by Partnership […]
Murray discusses the importance of culture and tradition in the success of Native Americans in college.
Kelly talked about de-mystifying college for Native students and how typical nontraditional students have become. We certainly have many traditional and nontraditional students applying for our American Indian Education Foundation scholarship. We know too that the college application process and the scholarship and financial aid process can be barriers to accessing a college education, especially for Native students in […]