Category Archives: Humanitarian

Give the Gift of Food This #GivingTuesday

We’re in the throes of the holiday giving season and we’re excited to be a part of it. This year, Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to promote philanthropy and generosity around the world. Held annually on […]

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What We Are Thankful For

What we are thankful for: the generosity of gift-in-kind donors that donated more than $1 million in critical supplies to PWNA’s 100-day supply drive.

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Honoring Native American Veterans

Some of you may find it extraordinary that Native Americans have the highest rate of military service, given the harsh realities of U.S. American Indian history.

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November Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month & Native American Heritage Day

American Indian Heritage Month is an apt remembrance given that the contributions of the First Americans long preceded and continued after the first Thanksgiving.

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Bringing Cultural Sensitivity to Halloween

Native Americans place deep meaning in their ceremonial dress, with each and every bead holding significance. Halloween costumes are often caricatures of Native American dress.

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An Answer to Food Insecurity in Indian Country

Partnership With Native Americans is innovating new ways to support sustainable food resources in tribal communities, from locally grown fresh foods to mobile food kitchens.

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Eradicating Poverty, Building Self-Sufficient Communities

Poverty is a principal factor in causing food insecurity, malnutrition, family stress and health issues such as diabetes and obesity.

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Caring for Our Four-Legged Friends

Reservation animals need us. “They cannot create better situations for themselves. So it’s important that we do what we can to help.”

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Working together to increase lifetime earnings for Native youth

We should all get on board with ensuring that every student has the chance to get a great education and achieve their full potential.

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Native American Beliefs: “The Great Mystery”

Many Native American beliefs — ranging from beliefs about nature and animals, to traditional customs and ceremonies — are cause for discussion among non-Native peoples. Also discussed are the various spiritual and religious beliefs of Native American tribes. I want to speak to one specifically, the Native American belief in “The Great Mystery.” When non-Natives consider “The […]

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