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On the Ground Efforts to End Sex Trafficking

This August, we returned to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to raise awareness of a very serious issue happening at an alarming rate: sex trafficking. Our goal is simple: zero trafficking victims during t...

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Topic: Education and Youth Empowerment

The Lakota Magician

Reuben Fast Horse, the Lakota magician, understands the world of creating illusions. He believes that magic holds the key to altering perceptions, and he serves as an amazing teacher. Through a combin...

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October 30, 2017

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Living and Loving Like a Lakota

“I am gonna do this...I’m gonna fix this...I am gonna do something. It’s gonna be huge, and you guys are going to fight me on this...but I am crazy about you [Lakotas]. I can’t stop,” declares Jacob H...

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October 9, 2017

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Native American Youth Speak Out in the Midst of Crisis

There’s a cry for social justice stirring in the hearts of a generation, yet it’s a cry that is only just starting to be heard: the alarming crisis among Native American youth in the United States. Sa...

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September 21, 2017

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It All Starts with Education

Why focus on education? Because education changes lives. “I hope my kids get out and see that there is more than the reservation,” a young Lakota father says. “There is opportunity out there—more than...

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August 24, 2017

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Montage of a Victim

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

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July 20, 2017

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A Journey about Belonging

"Children are wakȟáŋheža, 'sacred beings.' You are all sacred beings with special gifts. You all need to know this, and always remember this. There are no excuses when it comes to using drugs and alco...

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May 22, 2017

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Join us in the Circle of Hope!

Native Americans today are facing serious challenges as a result of events that happened almost seven generations ago, when our culture and way of life were almost completely destroyed. When such deva...

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April 8, 2017

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Breaking News: Trump Signs Executive Orders Advancing Pipelines

Breaking news: President Donald Trump signed executive orders Tuesday advancing the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. "If we're going to be building pipelines in the United St...

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January 24, 2017

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Preserving Cultural Identity

The vast plains of South Dakota are home to a total of nine reservations and designated tribal land areas—more than any other state. It’s estimated that the combined population of these reservations i...

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January 19, 2017

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