Tag Archives: Native American

International Mother Language Day and the Importance of Native Language

These stories show the importance of Native American languages and the need for language preservation.

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Show the Philanthropic Love This Valentine’s Day

This Feb 14, there are a number of ways to show the love to a greater cause, whether you are passionate about education, animal welfare, emergency relief, nutrition or health.

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The True Impact of the Dawes Act of 1887

The biggest impact of the Dawes Act was a loss of indigenous cultures, tradition and land across the U.S. It did a number on our tribal communities and tried to pit our ancestors against each other.

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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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Ira Hayes: Hero by Happenstance?

In many ways, Ira Hayes was just like many of us – quiet, humble, and driven to do the best he could at what he did. In his case, this included critical service such as helping to raise the flag at Iwo Jima and serving among the many Navajo code talkers and other Native American veterans.

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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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Emergency Preparedness: A Community-based Response

In addition to “disaster” events, PWNA responds to smaller emergencies that are disruptive to local communities. Over the past decade, PWNA responded to more than 55 disasters impacting Native American communities, with our aid benefiting 620,000 people.

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Disaster Relief by a First Responder for the Reservations

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.

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American Indian Heritage Day & Month

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.

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Thanksgiving in Indian Country

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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