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Celebrating the Power of Native Women and Native Mothers

The Legend of the White Buffalo Woman One summer a long time ago, the seven sacred council fires of the Lakota Sioux came together and camped. The sun was strong, and the people were starving, for the...

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Native connection to Unci Maka–Mother Earth

For Native Americans, every day is Earth Day. Traditionally and culturally, it is the duty of Native Americans to care for Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth). “We are the land ... that is the fundamental i...

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April 21, 2022

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Water does not reach all Americans with equity

Mní Wičóni translates to “Water is Life.” When called upon to think about something as essential yet basic as water, most don’t give its existence a second thought. Many people associate this life-sus...

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March 22, 2022

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Hope Report: February 2022

Thanks to our generous supporters, February was filled with giving hope and sharing love. Native Hope assisted with community events and worked with local organizations to help those in need.

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March 15, 2022

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Celebrating Native Women

March is Women’s History Month, and today is International Women's Day so we wanted to highlight inspiring Native American women, both past and present, who have made an impact in the world around the...

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March 8, 2022

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The History and Culture of the Cheyenne Tribe

One of the dominant tribes on the Great Plains, the Cheyenne people have a rich and storied history. As one of the largest and most influential tribes on the continent, they played a major role in sha...

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March 6, 2022

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Self-Injury Awareness Day: Before the Cut Is Too Deep

Teenagers love to express themselves with shocking hairstyles, unique makeup, and eccentric clothing. This is why the signs of self-mutilation escaped my eye until it hit me full in the face with the ...

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March 1, 2022

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From the Carolinas to Oklahoma: The History of the Cherokee Nation

The Cherokee are one of the largest and most well-known Native American tribes in history. As a people, they’ve accomplished great things, been a formidable foe and even better ally, and have become o...

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February 27, 2022

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Native Hope Announces Major Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Funding

Native Hope announced that it will fund the missing person specialist position created in the state Attorney General’s Office on missing and murdered Indigenous person cases. The grant for $85,000 per...

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February 16, 2022

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Hope Report: January 2022

“You can’t purchase friendship — you have to do your part to make it.” Sauk Proverb. At Native Hope, we strive to build relationships with tribal leaders to identify needs better. This month, we had r...

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February 7, 2022

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