Give a Lakota child the basic tools they need to succeed in school.

Give a Lakota child the basic tools they need to succeed in school.

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

Two St. Joseph’s Indian School houseparents share their summer experience on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
In June 2018, four St. Joseph’s high school students and their chaperones visited Germany as part of an annual exchange program.
“I wish camp was longer … or I wish we could stay at camp forever!” — Kenzi, day camp attendee

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.