My way of giving back

Hi, my name is Jennifer and I am the Web Producer at St. Joseph’s Indian School. I work in the business office, updating our website and sending out emails. I help keep benefactors informed of the happenings around St. Joseph’s campus.

I am an enrolled member of the Lower Brule Sioux tribe and was fortunate to be a St. Joseph’s Indian School scholarship recipient.  Looking for employment after college, I decided St. Joseph’s was the right move for me.

My father is a Commander in the U. S. Public Health Service and has worked for Indian Health Service for almost 30 years. His job took my family and me from state to state, and from one Indian Reservation to the next, throughout my childhood.

He was once given an eagle feather – the greatest honor a Native American can receive – by a Lakota medicine man from the Black Hills for his work with the elderly. His passion for helping Native Americans and giving back has been my inspiration to do the same.

Working for St. Joseph’s Indian School is my way of giving back to my people. I am fortunate to help our people; even though I do not work directly with the students, this is my way of giving something better for the next generation.

An enrolled member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Jennifer’s inspiration to give back to the Lakota people is her father.
Jennifer, St. Joseph’s Web Producer and her father, a Commander in the U. S. Public Health Service.

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.

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  1. So proud to hear from you. I live in South Carolina and am going to try to support St. Joseph’s financially as I can. I am read “The Lakota Way” and also “Living in two worlds “by Mr. Eastman. They are fascinating. One day I plan to visit Chamberlain.That is my dream. Thank you.

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