Tag Archives: education

Indigenous History and Its Effect on Education Equity in South Dakota

Education equity implies giving every single student the necessary support to succeed… How can we prepare students for college, career and life if we’re omitting… the history of many Native students’ ancestors.

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PWNA’s Annual Backpack Drive: You Can Make All The Difference

The Backpack Drive is running through Sept. 30… hope is to equip more than 15,000 Native American students with backpacks and essentials as they head back to school this year.

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Native News Pick of the Month: Confronting the painful history of Native American boarding schools

Earlier this year, the remains of more than 215 Native American children were discovered on the grounds of a former boarding school… PWNA president & CEO Joshua Arce shares his reaction to the discovery and weighs in on Deb Haaland’s recent opinion piece [on the matter].

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PWNA CEO Addresses Haskell’s Graduating Classes of 2020 and 2021

Recently, PWNA president & CEO Joshua Arce had the opportunity to speak with graduates of Haskell Indian Nations University as part of an unofficial graduation ceremony for the classes of 2020 and 2021.

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This Year, Resolve to Be More #NativeAware

Last year, Native communities came together… to address the most critical issues facing their communities… As we embark on 2021 together, we want to encourage you to add one resolution to your list: Be More #NativeAware.

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Recently in Native News

We’re sharing our selection of notable Native headlines on the Native American vote, wireless networks, and more from the month of October.

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Recently in Native News

…headlines from this past month represent some of the topics impacting Indigenous people and recognize individuals for accomplishments that are inspiring their communities.

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Native American Undergraduate Students Awarded ‘Wes Studi AIEF Scholarship’

This year, PWNA collaborated with legendary actor Wes Studi to grant two additional scholarships to Native American students from his home state.

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Despite Classroom Uncertainties, School Supplies are Critical

It’s the question on every parent’s mind – when and how is my child going back to school? …And while the immediate plan is unclear, one thing is certain: education for every child is critical.

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Participating in the UN’s Global Conversation About Poverty

PWNA was recently invited to participate in the United Nations Association’s (UNA) ‘Coffee Chat’ series to discuss the relationship between poverty, food sovereignty and education.

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