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

The room was packed with students, staff and parents waiting to support the 8th graders in their endeavor. The emotions in the room – oh, the emotions – you could feel them.
Native American Households 400% More Likely to Face Food Insecurity
I was getting ready to go the Sobriety Carnival Friday afternoon when my good old houseparent said my older sister, Diana, was on the phone and wanted to know if I wanted to go save a puppy who was homeless in front of a store in Ft. Thompson.
It’s Friday and I am tired. It’s been a long winter and there is snow everywhere — blah blah blah. How else can I frame this feeling of fatigue?

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.