This Christmas, you have the opportunity to give a Lakota child the most precious gift of all: HOPE!

Your gift will help provide the tools for success to Native American children in need.

This Christmas, you have the opportunity to give a Lakota child the most precious gift of all: HOPE!

Your gift will help provide the tools for success to Native American children in need.

About St. Joseph's Indian School

Since 1927, St. Joseph's Indian School has served Lakota (Sioux) children and families.

Our mission is to educate Native American children and their families for life — mind, body, heart and spirit. This mission drives our organization to educate and provide housing for over 200 Lakota (Sioux) children each year — all at no cost to their families.

Child poverty and abuse are serious issues on Indian reservations. By supporting St. Joseph's Indian School, you are helping Native American children in need reestablish pride in their culture by learning the Lakota language, studying Native American culture and healing the broken family circle from which they come.

Stories from our Lakota Indian School

Bumps in the Road Couldn’t Detour a Donor’s Giving Heart
Judy Horton frantically held the telephone in her hands. She’d just learned the items she and many others collected in Newfield, N.Y., and surrounding towns, were not going to be delivered to St. Joseph’s Indian School by the original driver as planned.
Poverty and Geography: How St. Joseph’s conquers the two big issues facing proper dental care
A lack of access to proper dental care in South Dakota is driven both by geography and poverty. With a relatively small state population spread out across a large area, many South Dakota residents do not have easy access to a dentist.
Two St. Joseph’s Employees Receive National Honors
A listening heart, respect, community outreach and involvement, volunteerism, engagement, innovation, leadership — these are the attributes shared by two longtime St. Joseph’s Indian School employees that made them standouts to receive national awards.

You can be the reason Lakota Children Dream!

The DreamMakers are a special group of friends who give automatic monthly gifts to ensure the Lakota (Sioux) children are provided for year-round. For as little as 32 cents a day, 100% of your monthly contribution will go directly to helping meet our students’ immediate needs … and will help provide dreams for the future.

Our Programs

Children attending St. Joseph's benefit from individualized care plans that follow nationally approved and accredited techniques. Friends who support St. Joseph's Native American programs help provide for every aspect of each child's physical, emotional, spiritual and educational needs.