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American Indian Heritage Month Recap

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,,,

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American Indian Heritage Month: A Celebration of Native Education and Heritage

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.

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Back to School

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.

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Graduation Rates & American Indian Education

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.

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Challenges to Education Within Native American Communities

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 […]

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Recently in Native News

What Native news are you reading? Here’s the latest news that piqued our interest this month.

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People in Indian Country Make the Best New Year’s Resolutions

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 […]

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Culture Awareness for College Instructors

Murray discusses the importance of culture and tradition in the success of Native Americans in college.

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American Indian Scholarships: 18 Days Left

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 […]

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De-Mystifying College for Native Students

The idea of a traditional student is changing and AIEF focuses on the non-traditional students when providing their scholarships.

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