Tag Archives: food insecurity

Operation Thanksgiving Hope: Feeding Native Americans This Holiday Season

In actuality, the first official mention of a ‘Thanksgiving’ celebration occurred in 1637, after colonists brutally massacred an entire Pequot village and subsequently celebrated the victory.

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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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Native News Pick of the Month: President Biden’s ‘Thrifty Food Plan’ and what it means for Native Families

Earlier this year, President Biden shared his… American Families Plan that will expand access to free school lunch and summertime cash benefits for families with children…supporting some of America’s most impoverished communities – and Native Americans should not be left behind.

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National Nutrition Month: Fostering Healthier Eating through Community Gardens

Project Grow, a service of PWNA’s Northern Plains Reservation Aid (NPRA) program, provides seeds, tools and tilling to support individual and community gardens in reservation communities.

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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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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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PWNA turns 30! Celebrating our Milestone Anniversary this American Indian Heritage Month

November is American Indian Heritage Month and we’re honoring this month-long observance alongside the celebration of our 30th anniversary as a nonprofit championing hope for Native Americans.

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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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Poverty Awareness Month

January brings renewed hope and an opportunity to positively impact those most in need. During Poverty Awareness Month, we are reminded of the current state of poverty in America – particularly for Native Americans.

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PBS “Native America” Docuseries Explores America’s First Peoples

Native Americans inspired modern-day democracy and built a pyramid larger than the Egyptian pyramids. To learn more, watch this PBS docuseries about the remarkable enduring civilizations of indigenous people pre-Columbus,

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