Tag Archives: Native Americans

State Names with Native Roots

The 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee kicked off today with a preliminaries test and that got us thinking about word origins, proper spellings and pronunciations. One of last year’s words was “scherenschnitte,” which is of German descent. The year before that, there was “stichomythia,” which is of Greek descent. We examined words that hit a […]

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Nurturing Self-Sufficiency

With Earth Day approaching on April 22, it’s timely to think about what the earth provides for us. A home. Food. Water. It’s easy to take these gifts from Mother Earth for granted. But many Native Americans living on remote and geographically isolated reservations don’t have that luxury. Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) understands that […]

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No fooling: Native American traditions hold significant meaning

Traditions in Native American culture have been caricatured and/or misunderstood by the American public. These could use correcting.

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Do More Casinos Mean More Problem Gambling?

Often, Indian casinos are seen through a lens focused purely on economic and community development. More often than not, that lens distorts the reality of Indian casinos and their impact on federally recognized tribes. Typically, mainstream perspectives converge around a new stereotype — the “rich” casino Indian. Yet, in reality, Indians made wealthy by gaming […]

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Read Across America Day

PWNA’s reading and literacy service provides children’s books, participation incentives and other supplies to help our partners encourage reading among 25,000 Native American students year-round.

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Who shares the love for animal welfare on the reservations?

PWNA’s animal welfare partners rescue, spay, neuter and vaccinate animals in need and bring humane and healthy solutions to overpopulation on the reservations.

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Acts of Kindness That Impact Life on the Reservation

Look at ways we can inspire acts of kindness in others, and how those acts of kindness can also benefit the Native American reservations we serve.

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Heart Disease Awareness & Cancer Prevention for American Indians

While heart disease awareness and cancer prevention can help curb these leading causes of death for Native Americans, there are some striking health and healthcare disparities between American Indians/Alaskan Natives and their Caucasian counterparts in the U.S.

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How to See Clear Impact of Partnership With Native Americans

These are only snapshots of the challenges Native Americans living on the reservations face, and a glimpse of the impact you can make by donating to PWNA.

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Winter Necessities Make Hope, Security for Elders in Need

Severe winter weather is a harsh reminder of the traditional ways of life halted by the reservation system – depriving many tribes of the ability to prepare for the winter months as their ancestors had done for generations.

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