You can help fulfill her dreams of a bright future.

You can help fulfill her dreams of a bright future.

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.

Why Your Support Matters

If you’re new to St. Joseph’s Indian School and the struggles facing Native Americans living in reservation communities, the following information will help you get familiar with both. We hope after reading, you’ll desire to help innocent Lakota children overcome the obstacles set against them. One by one, people like you are making work at St. Joseph’s possible.

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Stories from our Lakota Indian School

Doing the right thing has its rewards — just ask St. Joseph’s Indian School students who are “Caught Doing Something Good!”
The high school girls in the Giles Home recently enjoyed an outing to the Regency Retirement Center in Chamberlain, S.D., to spend time with its elderly residents.
12 students from St. Joseph’s Indian School attended the 2018 South Dakota Festival of Books.

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.