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Native American Heritage Day

November is Native American Heritage Month. This month was established to honor and recognize Native Americans as the first people of this nation and to celebrate both their cultural heritage and inte...


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



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



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



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



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



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



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



Hope Report: September 2021

“Thank you so much, these items will help bring self-confidence to my students, everybody deserves to feel clean and have these basic items. My kids will love their surprise on Monday!” We recently pr...

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October 7, 2021


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My relationship with Native American Boarding Schools

Nine children started their final journey home on Wednesday, July 14, from Carlisle, Pa. They made several stops along the way for prayer services. On the evening of July 16, they reached their destin...

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October 3, 2021



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