Will you brighten a Lakota child’s Christmas?

Will you brighten a Lakota child’s Christmas?

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

Staff members assisted with a bow and arrow workshop for students on Native American Day, celebrated in South Dakota on October 8.
Imagine you’re 8-years-old arriving at a brand new school with hundreds of other boys and girls you’ve never met before. You’re miles from home and everything is new.

How would that make you feel?
In South Dakota, today is not Columbus Day. Today is Native American Day. The change was made nearly 30 years ago when then Gov. George Mickelson sought reconciliation between Natives and whites after historically bad relations.

Join our tiyospayeextended family — today!

By joining our monthly giving club you are making a difference in the life of a Lakota child who needs you. No gift is too small to make an impact in a child’s life.

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.