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Welcome to True Sioux Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by Twila True, a Native American and member of the Sioux Tribe. Having spent her formative years on reservations, True knows firsthand the courage that it takes to become a strong, independent, modern American Indian.

True Sioux Hope Foundation aims to facilitate unprecedented, permanent, positive change for the Sioux Tribe in South Dakota by providing much-needed funding for education and infrastructure. The people of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are endangered and desperately need support with an average annual household income of $3,500, a 90 percent unemployment rate, 70 percent high school dropout rate, a life expectancy of only 47 years for men, and the highest infant mortality rate in the world.

True Sioux Hope Foundation has identified three key pillars to make impactful change: sustainability, education and immediate assistance. Based on these needs, the foundation has identified and vetted its first funding projects, each focusing on one of the three pillars. The efforts include: a school for children on the reservation, a passenger van to transport tribe members to workforce sites, and formula and firewood as an immediate need to save the reservation’s infants and elderly, respectively. The foundation’s long-term goal is to foster sustainability on the reservation by building homes and providing education and workforce training.

As an introduction to the community, True Sioux Hope Foundation will be holding a welcome reception at Tamarind of London located at Crystal Cove in Newport Coast this spring. In the meantime, we invite you to learn more about the foundation, make a donation, or join in sending the message that True Sioux Hope is on the way.

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