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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...


Topic: Health and Wellness

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



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



2016 Recap: Native Hope Hits the Streets to Combat Sex Trafficking

Native Hope joins a young generation of Native Americans who are rising up and fighting for change. Together we took to the streets of Sturgis, SD, during the annual rally—determined to make a differe...

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July 24, 2017



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



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



The Power of One

All of us have scars from our battles. Some of those scars are deeper than others. These scars display our struggles openly to the world. Julie Richards (Julz Rich) bears those scars: the scars of abu...

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September 5, 2016



Breaking News: the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Snares Multiple Arrests for Sex Trafficking

A sex trafficking sting at this year's motorcycle rally in Sturgis, SD, leads to eight arrests. All eight men were charged with attempted enticement of a minor using the Internet.

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August 30, 2016



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