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Celebrating Native Fathers

A community is only as strong as its mothers and fathers. The heritage of Native Americans is rich in community and family bonds. In the Lakota culture, the word thióšpaye encompasses the conviction t...

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Hope Report: May 2021

May gave the team multiple opportunities to expand our horizons. The beautiful spring weather helped us renew and create friendships. It was refreshing to hit the road with a sense of hopefulness as o...

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A Letter from Jesse

Jesse E., 16, participates in Sacred Hoops, a basketball program which provides opportunities for South Dakota youth to develop skills, travel, and compete. In order to participate in such a program, ...

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Mental Health issues from historical trauma plague Native Americans

People claim to “be there” for the 1 in 5 who suffer from mental health issues. However, those who suffer, particularly from multiple layers of trauma, feel alone a majority of their days. The reality...

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Hope Report: April 2021

April brings the promise of renewed strength, not only because the days are warmer but also because energy fills the air. With this energy, the Native Hope team leaped into spring with a sense of purp...

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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 (Mother Earth). “We are the land ... that is the fundamental idea e...

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Pueblo Native Americans: Their History, Culture, and Traditions

There are currently 6.7 million Native Americans living in the United States. However... Living descendants of the Pueblo Native American tribe only make up 1.2 percent of that number.  While Pueblo N...

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Hope Report: March 2021

March raced by all of us, but not before the Native Hope team, and our partners were able to do some amazing work. From food deliveries to storytelling, every day provides hope thanks to you!

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