The outer circle in the Native American symbol of hope is life, with no beginning and no end. The circle encompasses an 8 pointed star (north, south, east and west). The summer and winter solstices within those elements of nature predict a future of hope. The inner circle represents protection and guidance. To Struggle With Hope is a montage of thoughts, ideas and propositions arrived at during my working life on American Indian reservations and in the developing world. Over the years, I began to see the world as others see it - and not as we might wish they would. The views expressed in this book are my views alone. Take from them what you will.