Working to give every Native American child a future filled with hope and opportunity

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Providing Education


Protecting At-Risk Youth


Honoring Culture & Heritage


In Lakota, the “čhaŋgléška” means circle.

It symbolizes closeness and protection; it’s an unbroken connection. When you join The Circle of Hope, you join a community of people who affirm these values and commit to investing in a young generation of Native Americans.

With only 2,000 fluent speakers, Lakota, a timeless American language, faces extinction.

Language is the core of expression and offers a unique view of the world. It encompasses the history of a people, a place, and a culture. The Lakota people believe their language was created when their people were. Certainly, it has been spoken for thousands of years. And now the language needs saving.

South Dakota based. Globally engaged.

Native Hope is based in Chamberlain, South Dakota. In South Dakota, there are nine reservations where some of the highest poverty in our nation exists. We have a journey ahead of us, and we will start right here in our own backyard with the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota tribes of South Dakota.


Download our ebook: A Case for Hope

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. Read the ebook to learn how young Native Americans are embracing change, cultural identity, mentorship, and more.

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