Category Archives: Humanitarian

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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Recently in Native News

PWNA’s goal is to keep you informed about Native life from across the country. Read the top stories from September on a school boycott, a coalition for positive change, and a look into the future of Native media.

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National Preparedness Month & Disaster Relief

As a first responder for the reservations, PWNA meets the unexpected year-round. PWNA relies on individual donors as well as bulk donations of in-kind products to provide emergency relief and other emergency supplies and services in need by the tribes.

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Easing the Housing Crisis on Native American Reservations

PWNA and its SWRA program provide home repair and home improvement for Native American Elders and their families.

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Walmart Foundation Grant

The support of the Walmart Foundation ensures that PWNA will continue to have an impact in remote Native American communities around the country.

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Recently in Native News

HUD’s mission is “to ensure that all Americans have access to safe and affordable housing… there is also “special responsibility” to Native Americans “who govern themselves on their tribal lands” and preserve their heritage and culture.”

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Sharing the Love for Reservation Animals in Need

Many animals may have been born as strays on the reservations. Other times, animals are left on the side of the road in Native communities by individuals living off-reservation, a practice commonly referred to as “animal dumping.”

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PWNA Annual Report Summary

PWNA’s support aims at immediate needs and long-term solutions, addressing nutrition, education, health and holiday support, emergency services and animal welfare. Read the full annual report and check out the back page to learn about our cover art.

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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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