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.
At St. Joseph’s Indian School Children Can Dream!
St. Joseph’s brings together family, fun classes, cultural appreciation, safety and love for Native American children in need.
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.
Stories from our Lakota Indian School
Candid, a leading assessor of nonprofit organizations, recently announced that, for the second year running, St. Joseph’s Indian School achieved the Platinum GuideStar Seal of Transparency for providing comprehensive information about the school’s programs, success measures and services.
Beginning January 28, St. Joseph’s Indian School joined other Catholic schools across the country in celebrating Catholic Schools Week. This year’s national theme was “United in Faith and Community.”
Thanks to the Wačháŋtognaka — generosity — of our supporters, St. Joseph’s makes sure each child has the warm clothing they need to partake in the magic. Each child is given a coat, hat, scarf, gloves and boots. Better yet, children often pick-out their items from our Home and Office Department!
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.
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.