Their hope is in your hands …
This Christmas, you have the opportunity to give a Lakota child the most precious gift of all: HOPE!

Their hope is in your hands …
This Christmas, you have the opportunity to give a Lakota child the most precious gift of all: HOPE!

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 Makes Sure ‘Children Count’ with Mentorship Program
Children Count is a mentor program at St. Joseph’s that matches adults with students on campus. The program matches the student’s interests with the mentor’s interests, as well as the age of the student with which the mentor feels comfortable working.
Former Students Return to Bless St. Joseph’s in a Big Way
Kim, Mike and Jim graduated from St. Joseph’s Indian School in the late 1980s and early 1990s and recently returned to make an impact for future graduates.
Keeping the Heartbeat of the Drum Beating
The Chalk Hills Singers perform multiple times throughout the year. Some of those venues include the St. Joseph’s annual powwow, the Chamberlain High School powwow and at memorial services. They also sing the Flag Song every morning over the school announcement speaker and at home sporting events.

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.