St. Joseph’s Indian School is proud to congratulate Native Hope, our sister organization, on being the first recipient of the Johnny Klingler Social Action Award. The award was given by the Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Commission through the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. Continue reading “St. Joseph’s Sister Organization, Native Hope, Receives Award for Work in Social Justice”
If you were unable to care for your child who was being tempted by peers and community influences to do drugs and alcohol or join a gang, where would you turn? Continue reading “We Asked, They Answered: Parents Voice Why They Choose St. Joseph’s”
You might not expect that a room filled with young children could possibly be described as quiet. However, as Joseph Marshall III stood before them to teach traditional Lakota archery, the room suddenly became very still. Continue reading “The Perfect Team: Joseph Marshall educates SJIS students, staff on Lakota archery”
Imagine you’re 8-years-old arriving at a brand new school with hundreds of other boys and girls you’ve never met before. You’re miles from home and everything is new.
How would that make you feel? Maybe a little nervous? A little lost? Continue reading “Co-Pilot Program Navigates New Students in the Right Direction”
“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.” – Sitting Bull
In South Dakota, today is not Columbus Day. Today is Native American Day. Continue reading “SJIS joins with Native Hope to celebrate Native American Day”
When the sun rose on St. Joseph’s campus on Saturday, September 15, there was something different in the air – a different energy. Continue reading “Connectedness at 42nd Annual Powwow”
After competitions in dance and a Q&A with judges, St. Joseph’s Indian School has crowned three students as the 2018 royalty for the 42nd Annual Powwow. Learn more about Mariah, Rico and Vincent! Continue reading “Meet our 2018 Powwow Royalty”
Those are two words that should always be together and, thanks to donor support, they are! St. Joseph’s is blessed to provide several outreach programs for Native American families living on reservations. One is the St. Joseph’s Bookmobile. Continue reading “Supporters Help Fuel Love of Reading on Reservations”
Homes are always happier when one of the members of the family walks on four legs, right? We sure think so!
With the help from supporters like you, St. Joseph’s is proud to have the Houseparents and Pets In (HAPI) Homes program on campus. The program launched in 2017 with three dogs. We’re happy to announce the program just got a bit HAPI-er, and has expanded to 10 dogs in select homes and classrooms! Continue reading “Students Find Comfort in Furry Friends”
At St. Joseph’s Indian School, every measure is taken to be good stewards of the gifts donors send students. Some of those gifts are bicycles.
As expected, kids are hard on bikes. They zoom, race and bump along and the bikes take a beating in the name of having fun. Continue reading “Wheels Keep Turning Thanks to Helpful Houseparent”