Tag Archives: South Dakota

Indigenous History and Its Effect on Education Equity in South Dakota

Education equity implies giving every single student the necessary support to succeed… How can we prepare students for college, career and life if we’re omitting… the history of many Native students’ ancestors.

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Celebrating Billy Mills, Native Athlete and Advocate

Billy Mills became the first Native American to win the Olympic Gold Medal for the 10,000-meter run in 1964… on March 6, South Dakota Celebrates Billy Mills Day to recognize his achievements.

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From Foster to Forever: Helping Cats & Dogs in Underserved Communities

Looking to add a furry friend to your family? Thousands of stray and homeless animals on reservations need a home – and PWNA’s Reservation Animal Rescue program helps. Read the story of Katya, a kitten who found her fur-ever home.

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Recently in Native News

Did you read about the Google Doodle that celebrates Native American jingle dancers? Read this and more from recent #NativeNews.

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An Elder Reflects on the Rosebud Reservation

{On the PWNA blog]: Irene Young, an elder of Rosebud, shared more about Rosebud’s history – what it is, what it has been and what she’s seen change over the years.

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Celebrating Traditional Indigenous Foods

In my nearly 10 years with PWNA, I have met many generous people who’ve shared their time, knowledge, stories and sense of humor, whether it’s around a kitchen table, walking along a garden or foraging. From harvested Ceyaka (mint tea) and Tinpsila (wild/prairie turnips) in South Dakota to pinon nuts in Arizona, food sources are […]

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Recently in Native News

Enjoy some of the most interesting Native American news from September, on Native American Day, 40 Under 40, a Native artist, and economic development.

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Columbus Day: Shift the Focus

Can you tell me what the upcoming holiday is? Depending on who you are, that answer is going to change. For most, it’s Columbus Day and the history taught in school, and for others, Native American Day or Indigenous Peoples Day. Regardless of what you call it, the celebration of Columbus can be taken as […]

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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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A High Impact Food Partner & Project in Indian Country

Food sovereignty has been a major focus in sustainable community development across Indian country.

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