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American Indian Heritage Month and Giving Tuesday closed on a high note this year. So many of you put in the time to learn and share about Indigenous culture and issues and discover the truth about Native history. Your generosity for #GivingTuesday means Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) will now be able to bring warm […]
Here is a glimpse of the impact you can make by donating to Partnership With Native Americans.
PWNA was recently invited to participate in the United Nations Associationâ€™s (UNA) â€˜Coffee Chatâ€™ series to discuss the relationship between poverty, food sovereignty and education.
A Nez Perce tribal citizen and past recipient of PWNAâ€™s American Indian Education Fund (AIEF) scholarship, motherhood â€œpropelledâ€ her to break her familyâ€™s cycle of poverty.
January brings renewed hope and an opportunity to positively impact those most in need. During Poverty Awareness Month, we are reminded of the current state of poverty in America â€“ particularly for Native Americans.
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.
During Poverty Awareness Month, remember those in need but take action too. Poverty doesnâ€™t only disrupt lives but creates inter-generational issues that perpetuate through families, which makes the work of Partnership With Native Americans incredibly important.
The reality is that 35 percent of Native American children live in poverty, 40 percent of Native Americans live in sub-standard, overcrowded housing and 23 percent of Native families live with food insecurity.
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.
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.