Tag Archives: President Obama

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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Working together to increase lifetime earnings for Native youth

We should all get on board with ensuring that every student has the chance to get a great education and achieve their full potential.

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White House Hosts First-Ever Tribal Youth Gathering

Earlier this month, the White House held the first-ever Tribal Youth Gathering, hosting more than 1,000 Native American students from 230 tribes in 42 states. Attendees met with First Lady Michelle Obama, members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs and cabinet officials. What attendees heard from the First Lady is striking and true: […]

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Native Americans Giving Back: Jana Mashonee

Learn about Native American artist Jana Mashonee and “American Indian Christmas,” her NAMMY award-winning CD with 10 Christmas songs sung in different Native languages. Jana generously allowed us to use her music in our holiday video and giving projects.

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Thanksgiving, More than a Meal

PWNA provides Native Americans with Thanksgiving meals and opportunities for positive change in their communities.

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History of Native American Day

In many parts of the U.S., Native American Day is celebrated on the fourth Friday in September. Although not a “national” holiday, Native American Day is a time set aside by individual states to honor, recognize, and appreciate the rich cultural heritage and significant contributions of the indigenous people in their respective states. One of […]

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Obama’s Vision for Standing Rock & Native Youth

President Obama has a vision for the Standing Rock reservation youth to strengthen education and provide more job opportunities.

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President Obama Visits the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

President Obama and the First Lady will be visiting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to meet with tribal leaders and Native youth about the poverty they face and to announced new initiatives related to tribal economies and education.

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Native Video Series: Dakota Life / Native Gardens

Helen shows a video that talks about nutrition, obesity and diabetes related to Native American people.

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History of Native American Day

Did you know that the history of Native American Day dates back to 1912?

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