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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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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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September 10, 2023

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

During the pandemic, people across all nations, Native and non-Native, dealt with escalating rates of suicidal ideation and completion. Suicidal thoughts stem from several sources. Depression is a sig...

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September 1, 2023

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The issues surrounding Native American Education

Usually, back-to-school season 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, ...

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August 17, 2023

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Human Trafficking at 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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August 16, 2023

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July Spotlight: Rally Together to Prevent Human Trafficking

The Black Hills of South Dakota offer a stark contrast to the vast plains that surround them. A landscape of natural beauty that boasts serene rolling hills and towering pines, the Black Hills were or...

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July 20, 2023

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What really happened at the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Sharing the Untold Story of Native America is one of the most important things we do at Native Hope, and if Indian Country is to heal, there must be an acknowledgment of the past. This acknowledgment ...

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June 25, 2023

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Celebrating Native Fathers

A community is only as strong as its mothers and fathers. The heritage of Native Americans is rich in community and family bonds. In the Lakota culture, the word tiyospaye encompasses the conviction t...

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June 18, 2023

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Remembering the Akichitas - Warriors

Over the centuries, Native American akičhitas (warriors) watched over their oyates (tribes). They protected their people and helped in times of strife — it was the warriors’ job to ensure the survival...

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May 29, 2023

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Children of the Large-Beaked Bird: Crow Tribe History and Culture

The Crow tribe has a long and vibrant history. From nomads on the Great Plains to their life on a reservation in Montana, the Children of the Large-Beaked Bird have stories to tell and insights to sha...

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May 28, 2023

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