PWNA Has Been Serving Native Americans For Nearly 25 Years

Northern Plans Reservation Aid™

90,000 Native Americans are homeless or live in unsafe and sub-standard housing, and 23 percent of Native families live with low food security.

The Northern Plains Reservation Aid™ (NPRA) Program provides food, water, health products and emergency relief services for Native American Elders, families and children in need living on reservations in the Northern Plains.


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Our Program Information Coordinator shows what it's like behind the scenes of a NPRA COVID-19 Emergency delivery.

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Marvine, an Elder herself, shares what it's like getting food to Elders on the reservation during COVID-19.

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Mavis, 75 from the Rosebud Reservation and a BNB recipient, shares her Hamburger Soup recipe.

Featured Service

Reservations on the Northern Plains can be bitterly cold and biting winds regularly gust up to 50 mph. Under such conditions, exposed flesh can freeze in less than a minute.

When money for fuel has run out, residents have been known to burn clothing or furniture, or hang blankets at the door and stay in one room, in anxious attempts to stay warm.

Or they may have to make the difficult choice of buying winter fuel or food.

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Myths abound about Native Americans. Do you know the facts? Download this infographic to learn more and share.