Topic: Youth Empowerment

January Is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, created to raise awareness of sex slavery and human trafficking worldwide. This is a critical problem that all of us at Native Hope are passionate about a...

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A Spark - Alexus Little

“I’m doing something. You can do something. Be a light for everyone else around you,” encourages Alexus Little, a member of the Cherokee nation who lives on the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe reservation in ...

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Keeping Culture Alive

Culture equals identity. When a culture disappears, so does a people.  Many of us fail to realize what that would mean for us, for our families. Think of the family recipes, the customary songs and da...

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The Power of Hope

Throughout history, countless individuals have found the strength to rise up in the storm and add their voice of hope. Hope. It’s such a simple word, yet it holds the key to so much power and redempti...

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Why Give to Native Hope?

Native Hope is a non-profit organization based in South Dakota, a state that is home to nine Native American reservations with some of the highest poverty rates in the nation. It is our mission and ou...

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Sex Trafficking Is Never in Season

The winds of South Dakota rustle over a vast and colorful landscape housing an abundant variety of wildlife. With so much land untouched, it has become a hunting mecca, attracting over 100,000 hunters...

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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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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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My Body Is Not a Commodity

“I had this dream...I am not sure when, but I dreamt all of the fencing around the Project SAFE Shelter [Domestic Violence Shelter in Fort Thompson, South Dakota] had fallen—that the wind had come up,...

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