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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.
It all starts with hope.
Native Hope, as the name suggests, believes that hope is at the foundation of real change. Hope opens the door to possibility and dreams. If we are going to see changes in the culture, it’s going to start with hope.
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.
March Spotlight: Celebrating Native American Women
It’s Women’s History Month! Follow us as we tell the stories of many strong, inspiring Native American women, both past and present, who have made an impact in the world around them. These women are the living breathing representations of what the Dignity statue symbolizes.