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Communities around the world have celebrated Earth Day on April 22 for more than 50 years… Truth be told, Indigenous people have celebrated ‘Earth Day’ every day since time immemorial.
Diabetes affects 423 million people worldwide… and diabetes among Native Americans is twice as likely as it is among whites. And why is this?
Our first four [healthy cooking] videos focusing on â€œfood as medicineâ€ include lessons on no-waste cooking, cooking with wild onions, making Elderberry drops and practicing self-care while sheltering at home.
PWNA assists tribal communities by focusing on sustainability, recognizing the land and water of Mother Earth are part of the solution. By caring for Mother Earth, we ensure that we, and future generations, can live off the land. What can you do to make a difference this #EarthDay?
Gardening is a critical factor in turning around the health implications plaguing tribes with poor food access. â€œGardening is more important in native communities. People go to stores… money is exchanged for food… and we end up viewing food as a luxury as opposed to medicine that nourishes us.â€
â€œHealthy food choices are in abundance for most Americans, but thatâ€™s not always the case for our Native American citizens,â€ said Rafael Tapia, Jr., PWNA Vice President of Programs.
The rate of diabetes in Native Americans is 15 percent, more than for any other race. And why is this?
Need a good read? Check out our roundup of the best articles on Native American life and culture for the month of October.
Partnership With Native Americans and its reservation partners are motivating and equipping tribal citizens with knowledge and healthy nutrition habits that will trickle down to next generations.
In a world where food deserts, low food security and nutrition-related diseases are common, what could be better than community gardening programs? PWNA reservation partners throughout the Northern Plains and the Southwest are championing and teaching gardening as a sustainable food solution in their remote tribal communities. To assist these gardening and food sovereignty initiatives, […]