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Hope Report: October, November, December 2022

Thanks to you, Native Hope continues to create a meaningful impact. The past three months have been filled with many smiles as we continue our important work. "Thank you for your help with Christmas g...

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, created to raise awareness of sex slavery and human trafficking worldwide. Trafficking is a critical problem that all of us at Native Hope are passionate ...

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January 10, 2023

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The Feather: A symbol of high honor

In Native American culture it is believed that all things possess an inherent virtue, power, and wisdom. The feather, for example, is a powerful symbol that signifies honor and a connection between th...

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January 10, 2023

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Wounded Knee: Fear is Normally the Root of Tragedy

Fear is normally the root of tragedy. On December 29, 1890, that was the case: The Wounded Knee Massacre. This event was precipitated by the United States government’s fear of an uprising due to the p...

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December 29, 2022

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Dakota 38+2: Honoring those who lost their lives striving to survive

Today riders embark on the last year of their wintery trek to remember those hanged on December 26, 1862, in Mankato, Minnesota, upon President Abraham Lincoln’s order. This execution served as the U....

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December 10, 2022

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The History of Thanksgiving from the Native American Perspective

There are always two sides to a story. Unfortunately, when it comes to the history of Thanksgiving, generations of Americans have been taught a one-sided history in homes and schools. The dominant cul...

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November 23, 2022

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Native Hope Joins #GivingTuesday

Native Hope realizes the power of unity and collaboration in making an impact in the lives of Native American children and families. That is why we are joining forces with the #GivingTuesday movement.

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November 18, 2022

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Rock your Mocs

Honoring culture and individuality in an increasingly fast-paced, modern world is a challenge for the members of America's 574 federally recognized tribes. But one woman came up with a simple idea—tha...

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November 15, 2022

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Hope Report: July, August, and September 2022

Native Hope continued its outreach and assistance efforts to different communities throughout South Dakota for the months of July, August and September.  “I do appreciate your help during this time, I...

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November 8, 2022

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The History and Culture of the Iroquois

One of the most well-known and influential tribes in Native American history, the Iroquois have a fascinating story.  The name "Iroquois" refers to a language, not the particular tribe itself. In fact...

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November 6, 2022

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