Category Archives: Humanitarian

Proud of Our Partnership With Native Americans

We have always been proud of our partnership with Native Americans, but today, we further proclaim it by announcing our new organizational name: Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA).

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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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Pamunkey Are the First Virginia Tribe with Federal Recognition

It was a good day – July 2, 2015 – a day of vindication when the Pamunkey became federally recognized, and we are excited for the benefits this will bring their people. When I read the good news, so many thoughts rushed in:  how long the Pamunkey have worked toward federal status, how it will […]

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Why I Am Proud to Be a Native American in the U.S.

As we reflect on the recent July 4th holiday and all the celebrations that took place across the United States, I feel a sense of personal pride. This truly is a great country in which to live. But, more specifically, I feel proud to be a part of it and to be a Native American. […]

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College is a Realistic and Necessary Goal for Native Youth

In the midst of the hot, long summer days when children are free from classrooms, school is often the last thing on everyone’s minds. And unfortunately, that thinking can bleed into the school year, as many youth do not see postsecondary education (or college) as a realistic goal. Seemingly, nor should they, based on the […]

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Say What? Free Native Housing Isn’t Free?

Not only do Native Americans pay for housing… their housing and living conditions are considered some of the worst in the United States.

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BIE Schools & Free Education for Native Americans

Native Americans pay the financial cost, the emotional cost, and the same uncertainty about employment after college that many Americans face.

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HealthCare for Native Americans

Unable to make it through a fiscal year without running out of funds, I.H.S. is limiting treatment to only the most sensitive cases such as those involving loss of life or limb. NRC Health Services support preventative healthcare on the reservations.

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Tribes Leading the Way: 5 Points of Progress

For American Indian reservations, progress toward economic development, infrastructure and social change often comes in small increments but adds up to big gains over time. Here are 5 points of progress we’ve seen in recent years for the tribes in our service area…

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Native Actors Walk Off Set of “Ridiculous Six”

The Ridiculous Six team is suggesting it knows what a “Native American” is, what the stereotypes are, and how to parody them. Do they? Or do they merely reflect mainstream culture’s definition and perception of Native America?

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