W H A T I S T R U E S I O U X H O P E ?
True Sioux Hope is born from the belief that with a little help, the strength and spirit of the great Sioux nation can thrive once again with pride and conﬁdence. By honoring and releasing the pain of the past, we can go on to create new opportunities for a brighter future.
The following statistics chronicle an entire nation –
the Lakota Sioux of the Pine Ridge Reservation –
the poorest place in the United States.
PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA
PEOPLE PER HOUSEHOLD
National rate: 2.6 People
Worldwide rate: 3.6 People
Pine Ridge rate: 17 People
National rate: 5.6%
Worldwide rate: 6%
Pine Ridge: 90 %
National avg: Men 76, Women 81
Worldwide avg: Men 68, Women 73
Pine Ridge avg: Men 47, Women 52
True Sioux Hope was founded by successful entrepreneur Twila True, a Lakota Sioux from Pine Ridge, whose Native name means “Woman Who Walks Toward Future.” It is born from the belief that with a little help, the strength and spirit of the great Sioux Nation will thrive once again. We provide critical aid to the tribe with your donations and your support will allow us to continue to Help Hope Thrive!
Source: All statistics compiled from recent political, government and tribal publications as stated in the article titled, "The Arrogance of Ignorance: Hidden Away, Out of Sight and Out of Mind," by Stephanie M. Schwartz, freelance writer and member, Native American Journalists Association.