Category Archives: Humanitarian

In the Driver’s Seat for Memorial Day

Many of you will be on the road for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. AAA estimates that more than one-third of Americans (35 percent) will travel away from home this year, and 69 percent will take a road trip due to the lower gas prices. This got us thinking about how many people have never […]

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Buy Native, Buy Fair Trade

Annually held on the second Saturday in May and coming up on May 14 this year is World Fair Trade Day. Started by the World Fair Trade Organization in 2001, millions of businesses, policy-makers and “agents of change” around the globe support this important day. Fair trade aims at promoting economic sustainability, the eradication of […]

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A Day in the Life of a Community Health Representative

On Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day, PWNA honors CHRs for being role models and committing themselves to improving the health and welfare of their neighbors, families and tribal nations.

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Nurturing Self-Sufficiency

With Earth Day approaching on April 22, it’s timely to think about what the earth provides for us. A home. Food. Water. It’s easy to take these gifts from Mother Earth for granted. But many Native Americans living on remote and geographically isolated reservations don’t have that luxury. Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) understands that […]

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Being Prepared Anytime, Anywhere, for Anything on the Reservation

PWNA’s community investment project funded by the Red Cross is aspiring to re-strengthen the preparedness of reservation communities inevitably faced with modern day disasters and the need for emergency relief.

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No fooling: Native American traditions hold significant meaning

Traditions in Native American culture have been caricatured and/or misunderstood by the American public. These could use correcting.

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Women’s History Month: Changemakers of Social Equity

March is Women’s History Month, and these three Native American women have contributed to the greater good, breaking barriers to improve the lives of Native Americans and improve social equity in the U.S.

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Will You Make a Difference on World Water Day?

Learn here what is being done to increase access to safe water, then learn how you can take action to help those in the communities who need it most.

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Do More Casinos Mean More Problem Gambling?

Often, Indian casinos are seen through a lens focused purely on economic and community development. More often than not, that lens distorts the reality of Indian casinos and their impact on federally recognized tribes. Typically, mainstream perspectives converge around a new stereotype — the “rich” casino Indian. Yet, in reality, Indians made wealthy by gaming […]

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How Important is Breakfast for Children of the Reservations?

Poverty is a common circumstance for many Native American families and impacts 33 percent of Native American children. A nourishing breakfast is critical

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