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May Hope Report

In our April Hope Report, we described the food insecurity many tribal nations face. COVID-19 has amplified the need for assistance in Native communities, especially now.  When schools closed for the ...

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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, for those who suffer, particularly from multiple layers of trauma, they feel alone a majority of their days. Th...

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Fellowships for a better tomorrow in Indian Country

Who determines what is important to Indian Country? The People. Often, organizations and donors drum up ideas to “create change” to “move the needle.” They sit around a table and hash out how to be im...

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Water warrior from the Navajo Nation

It is crazy that in a time which demands distancing, the most vital of connections are made. Thank you, Facebook and Facebook Messenger, for without you, we may not have connected with Zoel Zohnnie, f...

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Native Hope's Fellowships for 2020-2021

Native Americans built their communities on the idea of “mutual support” and friendship. For centuries the Native tribes of this continent survived on networking, not only by living in harmony with ea...

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April Hope Report

What is needed? Simply stated, security. Security comes in many forms: food, cleaning supplies, diapers, masks. Security means that needs are met. That is what we have been working on this month, with...

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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 American Animals: Horse (Śúŋkawakȟaŋ) is a Relative to the People

To the Lakóta and Dakóta, the horse is a relative. What does it mean to be a relative? It is more than a connection through blood—it is spiritual. Although history tells us that the modern-day horse a...

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Native American reservations in South Dakota brace for the coronavirus

COVID-19 is blasting minorities and underserved populations at an alarming rate. One member of the Crow Creek Indian Reservation in South Dakota remarked that if COVID-19 hits, it will “spread like wi...

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