Give a Lakota child a safe place to live, learn and DREAM!

Give a Lakota child a safe place to live, learn and DREAM!

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.

St. Joseph’s Indian School is More Than a School!

St. Joseph’s brings together family, fun classes, cultural appreciation, safety and love for Native American children in need.

Stories from our Lakota Indian School

Two With Ties to St. Joseph’s Indian School Elected to National Leadership Team

The U.S. Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart in Hales Corners, Wisc., elected a new Provincial Superior. The five-member Provincial Council was chosen by the gathered assembly of Priests of the Sacred Heart following the election of Fr. Vien Nguyen, SCJ, as the 16th Superior of the U.S. Province. Among those chosen to lead the U.S. Province of the international organization were two with ties to St. Joseph’s Indian School.

From the Desk of Fr. Greg: December

The Christmas season gives us a multitude of reasons to rejoice. There is the opportunity for families to gather, eat together, exchange gifts and exchange laughter and excitement. Too often in the midst of preparing ourselves for family gatherings, meals and laughter we can easily find ourselves overwhelmed with a mound full of to do lists.

2021: A Year in Review at St. Joseph’s Indian School

During another year of uncertainty, challenges and obstacles, St. Joseph’s Indian School is proud to say we can look back on 2021 and know it didn’t break us.

While schools across the country closed or implemented a completely e-learning structure, St. Joseph’s opened our doors safely and securely to Lakota (Sioux) children. With added safety measures in place, we never had to close.

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.

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