Category Archives: Humanitarian

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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Read Across America Day

PWNA’s reading and literacy service provides children’s books, participation incentives and other supplies to help our partners encourage reading among 25,000 Native American students year-round.

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The Revenant, Native Americans and the Oscars

Gripping and brutally honest, moviegoers will see how “The Revenant” teaches us what many school books leave out: genocide and the depletion of resources Native Americans needed for survival.

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Who shares the love for animal welfare on the reservations?

PWNA’s animal welfare partners rescue, spay, neuter and vaccinate animals in need and bring humane and healthy solutions to overpopulation on the reservations.

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Acts of Kindness That Impact Life on the Reservation

Look at ways we can inspire acts of kindness in others, and how those acts of kindness can also benefit the Native American reservations we serve.

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Heart Disease Awareness & Cancer Prevention for American Indians

While heart disease awareness and cancer prevention can help curb these leading causes of death for Native Americans, there are some striking health and healthcare disparities between American Indians/Alaskan Natives and their Caucasian counterparts in the U.S.

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How to See Clear Impact of Partnership With Native Americans

These are only snapshots of the challenges Native Americans living on the reservations face, and a glimpse of the impact you can make by donating to PWNA.

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Winter Necessities Make Hope, Security for Elders in Need

Severe winter weather is a harsh reminder of the traditional ways of life halted by the reservation system – depriving many tribes of the ability to prepare for the winter months as their ancestors had done for generations.

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High Need Scholarships for Native American Students

If you’re a Native American student or know of a deserving applicant, we encourage you to learn more by reviewing our scholarship applications.

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