Trisha Burke

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Self-Injury Awareness Day: Before the Cut Is Too Deep

It wasn’t until well into my teaching career I began noticing an epidemic. At first, it wasn’t apparent to me. Teenagers love to express themselves with shocking hairstyles, unique makeup, and eccentr...

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Native American land and loss - Part 3

"The Dawes Act affects me every day," explains Peter Lengkeek, Tribal Chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe (Hunkpati Oyate). Peter holds out his hand and continues, "Because of the Dawes Act, I own ...

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December Hope Report

Giving fills the heart with warmth. This holiday season, Native Hope experienced the immense generosity of our supporters and partners. Their joy of giving allowed us to provide toys, food, clothing, ...

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Native American land and loss - Part 2

"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing."   In the first installment of this series, I mention this notion regarding Native American Land and Loss. The age-old phrase still applies as we look at aspe...

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Wounded Knee: 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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Native American land and loss

According to Google Maps, the United States of America is 3.797 million square miles (mi²).   New England measures in around 46,000 mi² (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and ...

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

COVID-19 cannot keep the Dakota people from remembering those hanged on December 26, 1862, in Mankato, Minnesota, upon President Abraham Lincoln’s order. This execution served as the U.S. government’s...

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Holiday Hope Report

Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever. -Roy T. Bennett The COVID-19 storm wages on. Relatives, on and off reservations, are battling the virus in high numbers—many need s...

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Rock your Mocs

Honoring culture and individuality in an increasingly fast-paced, modern world is a challenge for the members of America's 574 federally recognized tribes. But one woman came up with a simple idea—tha...

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