Fr. Steve’s updates

Monday seems to have more of those small but time-consuming tasks as people have time over the weekend to think, then get back to work.

Monday, May 10, 2010

I didn’t accomplish anything big today … just stayed with 10 and 15-minute tasks, phone calls, questions and emails that can fill up so much of the day. Monday seems to have more of those small but time-consuming tasks as people have time over the weekend to think, then get back to work.

At the development office, we’ve seen an upswing in interest from Europe about Lakota culture and our school programs. We discussed ways to continue connecting with those folks.

Overall, it was a cold, rainy day! In South Dakota we appreciate the moisture most anytime, but it has been hard on our track team.

They’ve competed three times, but had four other meets rained out. At this point in the school year, with all the other events, there is no chance to reschedule, so our season came to an inglorious end.

After school the coaches passed out the ribbons our athletes earned for the season, and held a pizza party. No school records were broken this year, but the students showed a lot of heart in their events.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 89 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

1 thought on “Fr. Steve’s updates”

  1. Well..as the old saying goes.”For when the one great scorer comes, to write against our name, it isn’t if we win or lose, it’s how we play the game..”..so that could not be illustrated better than by the game happenings of this year..!
    I’m glad to hear that Europe is interested in Lakota Culture. Japan has been very active in helping to preserve some European cultures.I think Poland is one of those. The Japanese find it important to preserve world cultures and are very active in that. So much history here in the U.S. is being rewritten..and old History books are hard to find.My family history runs through world history and American history and government, so we always had a good idea of what it has been about..then we have friends from Delaware Indian to Navajo and on to Wounded Knee..(Don and Addie Defender), as well as Cherokee (June Welch)..and Trail of tears. We know the Zuni, Apache, Walapai..Hopi. Hopi friends once told me that I look like a Lakota.., and asked me why I married a white man..!
    God is Good..!
    Hugs and prayers to You..Blessed Father Steve.
    Mia and Bob

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