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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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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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May 12, 2023

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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 (Grandmother Earth). “We are the land ... that is the fundamental i...

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April 21, 2023

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Sexual Assault: A Horrifying Reality for Native American Girls

The following post contains mature themes and references. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Imagine growing up in an environment where it is only a matter of time before you experience some sor...

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April 10, 2023

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Courage and Convictions: The Legacy of the Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw are among the most vibrant and fascinating Native American tribes. Their rich and diverse history was fraught with oppression, cultural assimilation, and forced emigration—including the Tr...

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March 12, 2023

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Celebrating Native Women

March is Women's History Month, and March 8 is International Women's Day, so we wanted to highlight inspiring Native American women who have impacted the world around them, both past and present. The ...

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March 7, 2023

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What Happened to the Apache Tribe?: The History of the Apache Nation

The Apache Nation has an interesting and resilient history. From decades of wars, unfair treaties, and the fight to keep culture amid repeated assimilation attempts, the Apache honor their ancestors t...

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February 12, 2023

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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 20, 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 Massacre: 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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