Back to Basics

Native Hope is working to help provide basic living essentials for Native Americans in need. 

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What We're Doing

Meeting the Basic Needs

As one community member once described how it feels to live in poverty, "Just like a building — I’m not going to worry about anything beyond my basic needs — if the foundation is NOT stable, why worry about anything above it?"

With limited resources, tribal leaders are working to rebuild this foundation and help those who need it most. Many Native American families in South Dakota don’t have basic living necessities.

In response to this dire need, we are working to provide supplies that offer much-needed relief and allows individuals to focus on other expenses.

Supplies Native Hope provides:

Baby wipes
Baby formula
Baby sleepers
Winter clothing
Hygiene supplies
Cleaning supplies

COVID-19 Assistance

As some of the poorest in our nation, Native Americans in South Dakota face an overwhelming battle against the COVID-19!  During this time of crisis, Native Hope’s Back to Basics is providing essentials for children and families living in Indian County.


We understand this is a nationwide issue, but Indian Country is severely affected as resources are already limited. Native Hope plans continued support as long as possible.


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How We Work

Here's How Native Hope Takes Action to Serve Native Communities

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1. Identify the Need.

Our projects are born out of conversations. We listen to community members and talk with local leaders and partners to discover how we can help Native American tribes as a friend and ally.

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2. Collect the Resources.

Once we've identified the needs and rallied the help of partners and supporters, we supply requested items.

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3. Distribute.

As soon as we're able, we personally reach the communities and distribute the needed materials. 

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