Read more about the history of Hope for the First Nations here.
Hope for the First Nations has been partnering with the people of the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota since 1997. The faces of our volunteers and partners may have changed over the years, but our goals remain the same: to build relationships with individuals in the community and to share the love of Jesus Christ in culturally relevant ways.
Our major project each year is a weeklong, summertime Hope Day Camp for children ages 4 through 12 in each community. We play games, make crafts, sing songs and learn about Creator. We also have snacks and lunch every day and at least one community event during the week.
The rest of the year, we lead a Restoration Week trip for Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, Illinois, in the spring and organize trips at powwows and Christmastime to spend time with our friends and partner as invited on projects they already are doing in their communities.
We’ll be sharing more information about those partners and projects below: