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The History of Thanksgiving from the Native American Perspective

There are always two sides to a story. Unfortunately, when it comes to the history of Thanksgiving, generations of Americans have been taught a one-sided history in homes and schools. The dominant cul...

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Topic: Leadership

U.S. Representative Deb Haaland Reflects on her Pueblo Heritage

Deb Haaland, who served as the U.S. representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district from 2019 to 2021, is in the habit of making headlines and history. On March 15, 2021, President Joe Bide...

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April 11, 2021

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Fellowship and Native American Leaders Today

Native Americans built their communities on the idea of “mutual support” and friendship. For centuries the Native tribes of this continent survived on networking, not only by living in harmony with ea...

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June 26, 2020

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Standing in the Eye of the Hurricane: Learning from Tiny DeCory

“Native American Youth Suicide Rates Are at Crisis Levels”—Huffington Post “Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Struggles with Suicides Among Its Young” —New York Times “Spate of Youth Suicides Shake Pine R...

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June 25, 2020

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He is a Runner, He is a Warrior

It is still dark when Waylon rises. As the first rays of sunlight peer over the hills, he ties his shoes, adjusts his headphones, steps out into the dusky morning. He runs mile after mile, reflecting ...

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June 23, 2020

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Water warrior from the Navajo Nation

It is crazy that in a time which demands distancing, the most vital of connections are made. Thank you, Facebook and Facebook Messenger, for without you, we may not have connected with Zoel Zohnnie, f...

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May 20, 2020

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"It doesn't have to be a life sentence..." Part 2

“Something good must come out of this. All it takes is one more time, one more try, one more prayer,” offered Gifford Standing, recovering meth addict.

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March 31, 2020

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Recovering addicts, "It doesn't have to be a life sentence..."

“The effect it [drug court] had on me was it opened my eyes to reality, because it [meth] wasn't only hurting me—it was hurting my family,” shares Jason Goodface, recovering meth addict and Lower Brul...

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March 31, 2020

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Becoming Officer Lowe—Native Hope Fellow Joins the BIA Police Force

It takes a special person to choose a career in law enforcement. As the first responders for protection and justice, the expectation is high for an officer to be fair, discerning, and strong. But what...

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September 13, 2019

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A Trip to the UN: Healing Art Practices and the Transformation of Story

It's not every day that you get to share your story with one of the world's most powerful organizations and add your voice to the global conversation. On March 12th, 2019, Alexis Woksape Ole Winyan (S...

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March 15, 2019

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