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A national member of VOAD – Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster – PWNA provides disaster relief to reservations within its 12-state service area. As a state member of VOAD in Arizona, South Dakota and Montana, PWNA concentrates its emergency relief in these areas but evaluates other disasters on a case by case basis, if requested by the tribe.
Linking the national Native American Heritage Day to Thanksgiving is fitting, given the contributions of American Indians that long preceded the first harvest of the pilgrims.
Annually, PWNA’s reservation partners request thousands of Thanksgiving meals, and this year, PWNA is providing enough food for just over 38,000 people in the Northern Plains and Southwest.
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World Tourism Day is inspiring everyone to “experience the incredible diversity of our planet and the beauty of the world we live in.” We encourage you to consider this and the many wonders that can be seen when you visit an Indian reservation.
The issue of suicide is particularly profound to Native Americans who have seen an increase of youth suicides on reservations in recent years.
Some 40 million Americans are hindered by inadequate reading and literacy skills. PWNA is doing its part to encourage adult-child reading time and literacy development of youth in reservation communities.
PWNA is proud and excited to cheer on three Native American athletes at the 2016 Olympics.