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March 2015

Istawicayazan Wi - Moon of Sore Eyes (Snow Blindness)

  During this season of winter, we would make winter camp and settle in to endure the cold with the provisions we had worked to store during the warmer months.  Winter time was a time when we would impart our culture to our youth by craft-making, storytelling, games and dancing.

Today it is very different. The land we once called home is no more.  We cannot hunt on the land to provide for our families.   
The water is too polluted with chemicals running off mines
 in the Sacred Black Hills.  The trees are few and far between.  
We grieve because looking over the physical and cultural landscape we are 
reminded of  how much we have been through as a people
and our struggle today…
                                          
New Hope Native American Mission is here to provide hope with the basics of food, clothing, and a relationship with the Living God.  
As a Lakota-founded and led non-profit, 501c3 organization,
 we bring hope to the Lakota 
of the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation 
in South Dakota who struggle to survive 
                                in the poorest county in the United States.


Calling All Angels!
More Families Mourning...
Needing Your Help

 

As of March 07, 2015, there have been 23 deaths on the Cheyenne River & Standing Rock reservation in just over 1 month. What few resources these families have they will put toward burial and traditional gift give-away.  They struggle to feed their families from day-to-day so hosting a traditional funeral meal for the community-at-large is beyond their financial resources.
 
This is where New Hope can really offer "new hope" to these families who do not have the resources but long to host the funeral meal in honor of their loved one who has passed away.  


We can join in these families in their mourning and identify with them in making a sacrifice like Christ taught us by his life and instruction:

"Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends."
                                                                 John 15:12-14 
 
For $350, I can purchase food and purchase fuel to use to deliver the food to a family and be present with them in their mourning and in their celebration of their loved one's life.  The loss of this many lives at one time impacts the whole reservation.   Our presence and support in this time of grief can impact the whole reservation with "new hope" - acknowledging the lives of those who have passed away and supporting their loved ones in their grief.  Click here to read more about Lakota funeral traditions and why assistance is needed.

Mail a check to:
New Hope Native American Mission
c/o Anthony Hanson
8549 Stable Drive
Piedmont, SD 57769

 -Or-


Family Sponsorship

If you would like to help support New Hope Native American Mission, you can do so is through a family sponsorship. You can join the sponsors who currently sponsor thirty-two families. Seventy-two families of the ninety families in Cherry Creek, South Dakota enrolled requesting family sponsorship during our enrollment this summer, so there are plenty of families who still need a sponsor!

For $20 per month, you or your church group/organization can sponsor a family.  

Follow the link below to learn more about 
family sponsorship and/or to sign-up.  
Thank you!

                                                                                                  

View the filmstrip below to learn more about Family Sponsorship including the "Totes of Hope" program. This filmstrip shows food and household items being distributed during two different 
Missions of Hope last year among the Lakota of Cherry Creek, SD 
on the Cheyenne River reservation and it shows some of the
 Lakota people in the community who do and would benefit from family sponsorship. 

                       
Mail a check to:
New Hope Native American Mission
c/o Anthony Hanson
8549 Stable Drive
Piedmont, SD 57769

 -Or-

          
Keep up with how we are fulfilling our mission to provide the basic needs of food, clothing and a relationship with the Living God 
by clicking on any of the links below:
                                                      
  • Reading our newsletter: New Hope News 

Published 03.11.2015

Published 02.18.2015
                         
      



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