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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.
Native Hope is based in Chamberlain, South Dakota. In South Dakota, there are 9 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.
Sparking the Light: Sports and the Pursuit of Education
“Most kids have the mentality that ball is life, but for Native American youth, ball really is life! The better we are at sports, the better chance we have to receive a scholarship to try to create a better life for our family and our people,” says Native Hope Ambassador Kansas Middletent.
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. Download now.
Sexual Assault: A Horrifying Reality for Native American Girls
Imagine growing up in an environment where it’s only a matter of time before you experience some sort of sexual assault or violence. For most of us, that would seem unthinkable. Yet for Native American girls growing up on the reservation, this is their reality.