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We believe in the power of storytelling to dismantle barriers, bring healing, and inspire hope for Native people.

 

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Fighting for Hope

Kali “Ko” Mequinonag Reis, a Seaconke Wampanoag boxer, addresses the factors that drive her as a fighter and as an advocate for others. Ko comes from a unique perspective, as she can not simply not be defined as Indigenous, but as an Indigenous Two Spirit and an Indigenous Mixed Two Spirit. Rising from feelings of depression and ideas of suicide, she feels it be important to inspire others to live by shedding light on this issues that often are viewed as “taboo,” amongst Indigenous communities. Ko wants everyone to know that they matter and that they are alive for a “purpose,” and to live in “confidence.”

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Hear the voices and stories of prominent Native American leaders across multiple industries as they share how their struggles, victories, and strong connection to their heritage helped mold their character and guide them to success. By tuning in, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about what it means to be Native American in the 21st century  as well as be inspired by some of the outstanding leaders of the Native American community. This podcast is about good people talking about good work that's happening in Indian country, all in the name of healing through storytelling.

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The Science Behind the Healing Power of Storytelling

Have you ever been so wrapped up in a story that you forgot about your worries and escaped from your troubles?

Have you ever been hungry to find out what happens next in a story about make-believe people in a make-believe place, and not understood why you’re so invested in their fairytale?

Or, have you ever been in the heart of a crisis, and someone told you a story that gave you hope and opened your eyes to the joy beyond the hurt?

If so, you’re not alone.

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Understanding the Destruction

Reflecting on Our Foundations: The History of Native American Life and Culture

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The story of the North American indigenous peoples is a story of loss, hardship, violence, betrayal, and misappropriation. It is also a story of community, spirituality, diversity, honor, and resilience.

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Understanding the Destruction: Native American Life Today

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Native Americans today face some extraordinary challenges. By nearly every measure, social, cultural, economical, and physical, Native American communities and Native American families are uniquely and negatively impacted by patterns of struggle.

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Building a Hopeful Future: The Restoration of Native American Life and Culture

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Across the country, there are signs of hope transforming the lives of Native Americans. A new wave of Native voices is rising up and claiming back their own stories and the stories of their ancestors.

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Together, let’s make this a season of healing.

Give a tax-deductible gift today and join us in our work as we dismantle barriers and inspire hope for Native voices unheard.

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Where Every Purchase Provides Healing

Show your support for Native healing and Native storytelling by proudly wearing your Native hope. We have clothing, accessories, and more for men and women – check out our online store today!

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