Tag Archives: Elders

Food and Water: A Basic Human Right But Not An Equal Opportunity

Access to food and water is a basic human right. Unfortunately, 1 in 9 people are food insecure in the U.S. More specifically, 1 in 4 Native Americans are food insecure.

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Scorching Summer Pose Threats to Lives and More on the Reservations

In addition to devastating the land itself, wildfires threaten animal life, natural water systems, economic and social norms, environment and cultural resources. They also impact living communities, recreational areas and revenue streams,

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Caring for Native Elders During Summer Fires, Storms, Heat & Outages

…PWNA aids Elders by distributing summer care packages that are often sponsored by individual donors. These emergency care packages… help Elders when the inevitable fire, storm or extreme heat wave strikes.

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Native News Pick of the Month: COVID-19’s Toll on Elders and The Perspective of One Indigenous Man

Rafael Tapia, Jr. - PWNA VP of Programs

Native American Elders transfer our cultural knowledge to the younger generations. Yet every day, COVID-19 is taking our Elders. at higher rates than ever – and with them ancestral knowledge we may never regain.

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PWNA Will Distribute Food Boxes to Native Elders Through Support from the Mannette Bock Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation

PWNA recently received a grant from the Mannette Bock Fund of the Hawai’i Community Foundation (HCF)… to assist Native American Elders living in under-resourced tribal communities.

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#GivingTuesday and Holiday Meals for Native Elders

With donations made from Nov. 21 to Nov. 28, you can help PWNA fight food insecurity and brighten the holidays for Native American Elders. Visit CrowdRise now for GivingTuesday 2017.

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Recently in Native News

Notable news stories on Native life from the month of June 2017. Stay up to date by following us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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Winter warmth means less hardship for Native American Elders

Like this 99-year-old Native American grandmother, many other Elders also need winter fuel assistance. You can help us warm up their winters and keep them safe from winter risk by donating to PWNA’s Winter Warmth Drive today.

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Reflecting on 2016, Welcoming 2017

We accomplished a lot in 2016. Join us in welcoming 2017 with open arms and keeping up with our work here on the blog, and on our social media channels: Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Happy Holidays and Thank You!

PWNA’s staff, Board of Directors and partners are aligned around a mission that respects the self-determined goals and rights of tribes, as we listen and learn about the solutions that are working in their communities.

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