Show your pride in our Lakota Graduates!
Give a gift of HOPE for their future and enter for your chance to win a star quilt.

Show your pride in our Lakota Graduates!
Give a gift of HOPE for their future and enter for your chance to win a star quilt.

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

St. Joseph’s Indian School senior students, Treyah and Listella, recently visited Baltimore to meet and visit with school supporters. It was a time to share about life on South Dakota reservations and about what St. Joseph’s means to them.
Today is May Day — May 1 — and a random memory from my school days surfaced this morning that I am going to share now to illustrate a point later. It came to me quite unexpectedly.
Gone Fishing: SJIS Girls Take Part in Cabela’s School of Fish Clinic
As the old saying goes: “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.”

But, what happens when you teach a girl to fish?

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.