On some reservations, the suicide rate is 10 times the national average.

Sex trafficking among American Indian girls and women is at crisis levels.

1 in 3 Native American women reports being raped.

40% of students on reservations won’t graduate high school.

These are not just statistics.
These are our friends, our families, our people.

 

We’re fighting for their future.

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Meet Our Fellows

The Lakota word “OKOLAKICIYE” [oh – koh – lah – kee – chee – yea] translates to “Fellowship”—something Native Americans hold dear. They built their communities on the idea of “mutual support” and friendship. Native Hope’s mission is to dismantle barriers for Native voices unheard that is why we have developed a Fellowship program: to support the work of those who are doing amazing things against harsh odds. We are proud to introduce the 2018 Inaugural Class of Native Hope Fellows.

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Native America: The Untold Story

Many of us are aware of the serious challenges facing Native Americans today. However, do we really understand just how critical the situation is? This is a part of America’s story that is not often told in its entirety, and it quite often remains hidden from view.

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Sexual Assault: A Horrifying Reality for Native American Girls

Imagine growing up in an environment where it is only a matter of time before you experience some sort of sexual assault or violence. For most of us, that would seem absolutely unthinkable. Yet for...

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Writing His Own Future: Jatonne's Story

To know Jatonne is to love Jatonne. "Growing up, I always thought there was a certain way people thought I should look…a certain way people thought I should be," he explains. Music has always been...

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Fellowship: A Valued Connection

The Lakota word “OKOLAKICIYE” [oh – koh – lah – kee – chee – yea] translates to “Fellowship”—something Native Americans hold dear. They built their communities on the idea of “mutual support” and...

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