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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Featured Stories

Standing in the Eye of the Hurricane: Learning from Yvonne "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...

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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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March Spotlight: Celebrating Native American Women

March is Women’s History Month, and we are excited to highlight and tell the stories of many strong, inspiring Native American women, both past and present, who have made an impact in the world...

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