Topic: Education and Youth Empowerment

Sexual Assault: A Horrifying Reality for Native American Girls

The following post contains mature themes and references. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This post comes a difficult time for all people. Due to COVID-19, many of us are cooped up in our hom...

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Living to Tell: A Sex Trafficking Victim's Account

January is Human Trafficking Awareness month. While this article was originally written and published in 2016, its contents are still very relevant. In fact, according to Business Insider, "Since 2007...

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Growing Strong Together: Horses Inspire Healing for Native Youth

Native Hope collaborated with the Growing Strong Together founder, Shane Avery, Santee, Nebraska, and youth participants to tell the story of the strength Native youth are finding from the Horse Natio...

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Hand Games to Halloween: Busy October for Native Hope

October brought multiple opportunities to provide hope in action to our local schools and communities. We also continued our work on the baseball field of dreams with the Crow Creek District of the Cr...

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Protect Native Women and Children

In South Dakota, October 19, kicks off South Dakota’s annual pheasant season opener, offering access to nearly 4.5 million acres of public land. It is the largest hunting attraction in the state, so i...

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Powwows and Hand Sanitizer: Native Hope Meets Needs in Indian Country

As we move into fall, Native Hope has been hard at work on projects in our local South Dakota community. In addition to our recent successful campaign to raise money for a baseball field for Native ch...

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Nikki and the Wolfpack Face Discrimination with Pride

One of our first Native Hope Fellows, Nikki Lowe of the Chickasaw Nation, continues to make small strides within her community that make a difference for Native youth. Currently residing in Albuquerqu...

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Native Hope Leaders’ Society “Siouxper Elite” Peer to Peer Impact

Native Hope Leaders’ Society member Ramez Merritt wants to create a positive impact on his friends and classmates from his native community. That’s why Ramez volunteers his time to teach youth and fam...

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Coming Together to Build a Field for Native Youth

Early this spring, a group of Native parents in a remote community on the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Reservation began to dream about a baseball field for their community. They knew they needed healthy ac...

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