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Enjoy our Native American Holiday Video with lyrics sung in Navajo by Jana Mashonee, Lumbee / Tuscorora and nine-time winner of the Native American Music Awards (NAMI).
From all of us at PWNA, we’d like to wish you – our program partners, community project leaders, volunteers, donors and organizations who support our work – a happy holiday season. You help us brighten the holidays for tribal citizens and enable us to be one of the largest Native American-serving organizations in the U.S.
Q&A: NFL Lineman Eli Ankou discusses #MyCauseMyCleats campaign and why he feels Native Americans are underrepresented
We sat down with NFL defensive lineman Eli Ankou of the Jacksonville Jaguars to discuss his cause in the #MyCauseMyCleats campaign, bringing attention to issues in Native American communities, and reminding Native American youth that “they are not written off, they are not forgotten.” Check out part two of our Q&A on the PWNA blog.
Approximately 110 reservation communities served by Partnership With Native Americans will receive gifts or meals this holiday season, brightening the holidays for nearly 30,000 Native American Elders, families and children.
This November, American Indian Heritage Month, PWNA encourages you to participate in our #RememberNativeAmericans campaign and learn more about the myths vs. realities facing many tribes today.
…the emergence of so many Native American women running for office has seemed to come out of the blue, it is in many ways the result of seeds planted over the past decade at the community and regional levels. ‘The narrative had been that Native Americans were gone, that we’re invisible, that we’re part of history… Well, we’ve been here all along trying to be seen…”
This year, PWNA is launching the first 4 Directions Development Program for Strong Native Women. This is an all-women cohort with funding and support of the PepsiCo Foundation, which invests in partnerships and programs to support at least 1.5 million girls and women becoming more workforce ready in the coming years.
Hispanic Heritage Month is a chance to understand that the roots of our Hispanic brethren are interwoven with Native American history and ancestry. The diverse sense of connectedness and pride in family, community, culture and self only contributes to the greater good for community and country.
“Giving Native American students, particularly those who are nontraditional or from reservations with limited resources, a chance to take the next step in their education is crucial for empowering tribal communities,” said Dr. Sandra Jacobson. Education is foundational for fulfilling personal capabilities, developing tolerance and hope, and cultivating leadership qualities.