Topic: Health and Wellness

Caring for Our Nation

I thank God I have the opportunity to actually care, not just for Lower Brule but also for our entire nation. It’s time for our people to change our mindset and to break free from all the different ty...

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January is Human Trafficking 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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Protect native women and children from sex trafficking

In South Dakota, October 17, 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; it’s...

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

During this pandemic, people across all nations, Native and non-Native, are dealing with escalating rates of suicidal ideation and completion. Suicidal thoughts stem from several sources. Depression i...

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Mental Health issues from historical trauma plague Native Americans

People claim to “be there” for the 1 in 5 who suffer from mental health issues. However, for those who suffer, particularly from multiple layers of trauma, they feel alone a majority of their days. Th...

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IHS sorely underfunded despite tribal leaders' request for supplies.

This April all communities around the world are striving to defeat an unseen killer among us—COVID-19. Coincidently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health [OMH] ce...

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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

While this article was originally written and published in 2016, its contents are still relevant, today. In fact, according to Business Insider, "Since 2007, more than 49,000 cases of human traffickin...

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The Trauma of Loss: Singing for Grief in “Watch Over Me”

In today's post, Talon Bazille Ducheneaux/ShootsTheEnemy, founder of Wonahun Was’te’ Records, shares about grief in Native American communities and how one special song came to life in the wake of a p...

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