Meet our Ambassadors

Native Hope’s ambassadors are part of a growing number of young Native Americans who are finding their voice and are determined to make a change.

They are determined to change the way their culture is perceived. Determined to stand up for what’s right and protect their elders and young children. Determined to find a way to be a part of today’s society and still keep their Native American heritage alive.

They come from a line of strong, courageous warriors who did everything in their power to carry on their traditions and way of life. If you are interested in one of our ambassadors speaking at your school, conference, forum, or another event, please complete this form.

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Meet Kansas





Kansas is an enrolled member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. He comes from the Middletent Family and the Spotted Hawk Family. He has been personally affected by suicide on too many occasions, with family members and some of his closest friends committing suicide. Kansas talks about growing up in a broken home with drugs, alcohol, and abuse. He now works with various organizations within his community to bring awareness and prevention and to promote the importance and value of education within the Native American community.

Crazy Horse, a Lakota warrior, spoke about a powerful seventh generation of Natives who would be a blessing to a lost world. Kansas is part of that generationa generation who is standing up for what is right, for their people, and for their future. He is using his voice and his story to restore hope back to his community so they may flourish the way their ancestors envisioned.

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Meet Jaime





Jaime is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. As a teenager, she was a victim of rape and fell heavily into meth addiction. As a result of her meth addiction, she lost her two boys for a 10-month period. While in jail, she found out she was pregnant with her third boy.

That was her turning point. Upon her release from jail and treatment, Jaime vowed to never go down that road of destruction again. She pursued and obtained her bachelor's degree in behavioral science then her master’s degree in addiction studies. She is now a counselor on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation in Fort Thompson, South Dakota, and is also a Native Hope ambassador. She uses her life experiences to give hope back to Native Americans and to help them overcome their problems. Jaime is a role model throughout Indian country.

What People are saying

I had the opportunity to hear Native Hope's ambassador speak, and I have had a hard time getting their message off my mind. Native Hope is a mission that we all need to get behind. The truths they speak of are unimaginable, and their mission is strong and deserving of support which can come in many ways: financial, in-kind donations, and simply sharing their information and creating awareness.

I was touched by the message of 'Hope' provided by the team involved in Native Hope and will do what I can to help this lifesaving mission.

Amy Sumner

Resource Development Director

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire

Native Hope was a powerful and moving insight into the challenges and possibilities of life on the reservation. Native Hope's ambassador provided a gut-wrenching and moving personal narrative that captivated over 600 middle school students from beginning to end. While the message of Native Hope definitely resonated with all of our students, it was especially empowering to our Native American students, giving inspiration and hope to a voice not always heard.

Dr. Todd L.


Watertown Middle School

Native Hope, I'm a student you talked to in November at Mitchell Technical Institute in Mitchell, South Dakota. I was greatly inspired by your story. Throughout your presentation, I thought this would be a wonderful opportunity for the seniors to listen to at the high school I graduated from...as they go out into the workforce or into college. There are several Native American students so I think it would be worth your trip. Thank you for coming to speak to us; it really inspired me.


Technical Institute Student