2020 Supporter Survey

Your voice will make a difference in the lives of so many Native American children.

2020 Supporter Survey

Your voice will make a difference in the lives of so many Native American children.

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

Parent and Houseparent Work Together to Share the Art of Traditional Beading
Catherine, a St. Joseph’s houseparent, recently organized a day of beading lessons for the girls in her home and another campus home. She worked hard around activity schedules and winter weather to coordinate the lessons.
Cold Weather Makes Indoor Activities That Much Better
At St. Joseph’s, many of our programs focus on culture and education. However, because we are dedicated to meeting every need of the children, making time for fun and recreation is equally important!
Students Celebrate Reading
Read Across America Day is celebrated in schools across the country each year to help promote excitement and love for reading. The day corresponds with the birthday of the well-known author, Dr. Seuss, who wrote many memorable stories due to their rhyming and fantastical creatures.

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.