Last week, I came across the fascinating Native Hope website. What an awesome project! Please check it out.
I’ve included some excerpts from the website, to give you an idea of what’s in store for you if you visit the website.
‘Why We Work. We believe in the power of storytelling to dismantle barriers, bring healing, and inspire hope for Native people. Why? Because telling stories of Native struggle and Native strength is a powerful catalyst for unity, generational healing, and personal growth. Each of us has an evolving story which no one else can write. We believe that healing for Native people starts with a vulnerable recounting of where one has been, where one is today, and where one wants to be tomorrow. That’s why we tell stories. And that’s why we need your support!’
‘Where We Work. Native Hope works in Native communities throughout the United States with offices in Chamberlain, South Dakota, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Native Hope Media team visits reservations, pueblos, and other Native communities in both rural and urban areas.’
We believe storytelling dismantles barriers, brings healing, and inspires hope.
We serve Native people with a joyful spirit.
We honor Tiospayes, extended families, by promoting health and wellness.
We advocate for the preservation of culture and Native rights.
We address the difficulties Native Americans face in order to create empathy and hope.’
You can find out more about Native Hope Media and the team here.
The image at the top of this page is taken from the Native Hope website blog posting Connection and Empowerment for Native People: The Teachings of the Bow and Arrow.
I’ll finish by pointing you towards a lovely short [2’54”] film here. Just go down the page to the clip below We’re building something for our children, our future.