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Native Hope Supports World Suicide Prevention Day

The International Association for Suicide Prevention [IASP], in official relations with the World Health Organization, has deemed September 10 as World Suicide Prevention Day. Native American suicide ...

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Suicide Is Not the Answer: Finding Hope in the Midst of Struggle

During this pandemic, people across all nations, Native and non-Native, are dealing with escalating rates of suicidal ideation and completion. Suicidal thoughts stem from several sources. Depression i...

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The issues surrounding Native American Education

Usually, August means excitement for children. Back to school means buying school supplies and new clothes for the school year, plus the benefit of seeing their friends again. However, for many Native...

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Sex trafficking during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

South Dakota is most recognized for its open ranges, miles of lush farmland, and as the home of 1.2 million acres of the Black Hills National Forest. These same serene rolling hills and towering pines...

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Native American Animals: the Elk, a Protector and Relative

Native American tribes hold the elk, wapiti (Shawnee and Cree) or Heȟáka (Lakota), in high esteem and consider him a relative—a relative who brings strength, endurance, and patience. Tribal Nations ea...

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June Hope Report

“To focus on anything has been hard. I have been beading, fishing, mowing—even other people’s lawns, just to keep my mind off of everything [COVID-19],” shares Lower Brule community member and mother ...

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The Six Grandfathers Before It Was Known as Mount Rushmore

Part II in a series of articles which attempt to give more perspective into the truths our history books are avoiding.

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[COVID-19] destroying bonds between tribal communities and families

In a time when we say, “We’re all in this together,” those who are affected by COVID-19 don’t always feel that way. “There is a lot of fear and anxiety because everyone is shut in. Those who have it [...

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Standing in the Eye of the Hurricane: Learning from Tiny DeCory

“Native American Youth Suicide Rates Are at Crisis Levels”—Huffington Post “Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Struggles with Suicides Among Its Young” —New York Times “Spate of Youth Suicides Shake Pine R...

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