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

Today we remember those hanged on December 26, 1862, in Mankato, Minnesota, upon President Abraham Lincoln’s order. This execution served as the U.S. government’s punishment of the Dakota people for t...

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December 26, 2023



Native American Heritage Day

November is Native American Heritage Month. This month was established to honor and recognize Native Americans as the first people of this nation and to celebrate both their cultural heritage and inte...

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November 24, 2023



Native American Veterans serve the nation

Serving to protect this nation is something Native Americans have done since the Revolutionary War. Many ask how is it possible that Natives want to serve a country where "they [U.S. military] weren't...

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November 10, 2023



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 6, 2023



Mounted Defenders: The History of the Comanche Nation

The Comanche Nation has a history of fiercely defending its territory and challenging the encroachment of settlers. As one of the most renowned and warlike tribes in history, they struck fear in the h...

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November 5, 2023



Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Every November since 1990, the United States celebrates Native American Heritage Month. The commemoration of the month provides a platform for Native Americans to share traditions, music, crafts, and ...

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November 1, 2023



Seminole Nation: The Unconquered People

Known for their staunch resistance to relocation and commitment to their cultural roots, the Seminole Native Americans created a name for themselves in American history. Their legacy includes innovati...

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October 23, 2023



Protect Native Women and Children from Sex Trafficking

In South Dakota, the second Saturday of October, kicks off South Dakota’s annual pheasant season opener, offering access to nearly 4.5 million acres of public land. It is the largest hunting attractio...

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October 5, 2023



Native American Boarding Schools and Education History

The earliest schools for Native Americans were most often mission schools, founded by different religious groups in the United States, Mexico and Canada. In 1819, Congress passed the Indian Civilizati...

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September 12, 2023



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