Category Archives: Humanitarian

Evaluating Charities in the Age of Online Ratings

Many donors do not realize there is no shortcut for making wise giving choices. Certainly, there are numerous online rating systems that donors can turn to for quick information, but here’s the problem: many donors are unaware that there is no one standard for charity evaluation.

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Can I Visit the Reservations

Summer is a good time to re-run our tips on visiting the reservations and share some general etiquette and protocol, the most basic of them being to exercise common courtesy.

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Recently in Native News

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Back to School

The 2017 Backpack Drive begins July 17, sponsored by PWNA and AIEF, and is an opportunity to support K-12 Native students and ensure a positive start to the new school year.

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What Patriotism Means to Me, as a Native American

There was a time when I was asked what to do when the National Anthem played. As a child I had always done the pledge of allegiance at school. Yet, as I grew older I started looking into Native American history…

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Recently in Native News

Notable news stories on Native life from the month of June 2017. Stay up to date by following us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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Organizations Supporting Native Education

These organizations have made it their mission to help improve access to education for Native American youth: TeachHub, NCAI, AIHEC, AIEF.

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Pocahontas: Fact & Fiction

The real story of Pocahontas (Amonute, Matoaka, Rebecca) is much more dramatic and possibly much darker than most people realize.

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Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day

“American Indian and Alaska Native people have long experienced lower health status when compared with other Americans. Lower life expectancy and the disproportionate disease burden exist perhaps because of inadequate education, disproportionate poverty, discrimination in the delivery of health services, and cultural differences. These are broad quality of life issues rooted in economic adversity and poor social conditions.”

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Nutrition and Health on Native American Reservations

Today, Native Americans suffer from the highest prevalence of diabetes in the country, and the mortality rate of diabetes among Native Americans is three times higher than that of all other races in the country, according to the federally operated Indian Health Service (IHS).

Nutrition is a factor in Native Americans having the highest rate of diabetes in the U.S. and higher risk of heart disease linked to obesity and high blood pressure.

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