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Native American Fashion: Cultural Appreciation vs Cultural Appropriation

Fashion is a language, a signal that tells others who you are and what you represent. However, the fashion industry has for centuries exploited class, race, gender, and the products used in its creati...

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Native Hope Announces Major Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Funding

Native Hope announced that it will fund the missing person specialist position created in the state Attorney General’s Office on missing and murdered Indigenous person cases. The grant for $85,000 per...

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February 16, 2022

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Hope Report: January 2022

“You can’t purchase friendship — you have to do your part to make it.” Sauk Proverb. At Native Hope, we strive to build relationships with tribal leaders to identify needs better. This month, we had r...

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February 7, 2022

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Hope Report: December 2021

“One finger cannot lift a pebble.” This Hopi Proverb sings true to the heart as we look back at our efforts. We would like to express our deepest gratitude for your generous support throughout the hol...

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January 12, 2022

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Story of Survival and Hope: a victim of sex trafficking speaks

The following story was shared with Native Hope via email by J. Dakotah, a Native American human-trafficking survivor and advocate. Some of the content of this story is sensitive and may cause distres...

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January 11, 2022

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Happy Holidays from Native Hope

All of us at Native Hope want to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Holiday! As our team looks back on an amazing year of impact, we know our efforts would not have been possible without your suppor...

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December 23, 2021

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Hope Report: November 2021

“We can only be what we give ourselves the power to be.” This Native American Proverb has been shining through over the course of November. We would like to extend a huge thank you to our generous don...

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December 12, 2021

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Potted Meat: The ingredients of a Native American male

I am Dennis Metcalf from Chamberlain, SD, and I have lived there for most of my life. I recently decided to go back to school and see a different part of the country while pursuing my passion for beco...

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November 21, 2021

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Hope Report: October 2021

The month of October consisted of many deliveries, the spreading of Red Sand throughout our community and challenging conversations as people asked about the meaning behind the Red Sand Project. For N...

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November 7, 2021

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How the destruction of the Buffalo (tatanka) impacted Native Americans

The bison's (Buffalo's) value among Native American tribes, particularly the Plains tribes, remains priceless. Its life and near extinction closely mirror North America's indigenous—for without the Bu...

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November 5, 2021

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