Tag Archives: Native Americans
Each November, PWNA celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month. We recently celebrated Wes Studi at a special reception and now are hosting new videos and giveaways all month.
Accepting that Columbus performed horrible actions toward indigenous people and not the history taught in school has led to a shift that celebrates not Columbus Day but the survivors of his actions.
This National Preparedness Month, it’s reassuring to know we’re implementing a new emergency preparedness model in Indian Country and empowering the tribes to respond locally at a moment’s notice when disaster strikes.
Labor Day: We hope employers will consider hiring Native Americans to foster a new generation of American labor and build a brighter future for all Americans.
Arizona is celebrating its 107th birthday on Feb. 14. Learn more about the “old ones who were here before” Arizona statehood!
Do you live in a reservation community? If so, did you know FEMA is not an individual relief organization or homeowners, or that FEMA does not fit the same way for tribal communities? Find out what you need to know for disaster preparedness on the reservation.
Two of the five poorest counties in the U.S. are located on Indian reservations and the highest poverty rate by ethnic group is found among Native Americans, accounting for 27.6 percent of national poverty overall.
The 2018 mid-term elections resulted in many ‘firsts,’ including the first Native American women ever elected to Congress. Electing Native American leaders into Congress gives a voice to the unique barriers Native communities face, while also introducing a new perspective on shared concerns across their districts.
The effects of relocation and colonization of the tribes, as well as the gold rush, the Apache Wars and other conflicts in U.S. history, are still felt today, though tribes are persevering and, like Geronimo, hold their hopes for the future.
Catch up on recent #NativeNews from Jan. 2018