Our mission and vision are rounded out by a series of core values that describe how we operate:
St. Joseph’s Indian School continually strives to make progress in each of these values.
Vision 2015, along with the updated mission and vision statements will shape St. Joseph’s programs and guide placement of our resources for many years to come.
Wopila tanka — many thanks — for being part of our tiyospaye — extended family. With your help, St. Joseph’s Indian School enables the Lakota students to dream, and helps everyone work together so those dreams can be fulfilled.
A wacipi — powwow — is a Native American gathering focused on dance, song and family celebration. Powwows celebrate the connections to tradition and spirituality, to the Earth and to one another in a social, personal and spiritual meeting.
Cultural education at St. Joseph’s Indian School provides the youngsters at our school with the tools to preserve their proud culture — to learn about their heritage and to build a bright future.
As Lakota (Sioux) elders pass on, cultural education becomes more important than ever.
Lakota (Sioux) students from St. Joseph’s Indian School comment on life experiences, drawing from both their reservations and our campus.
St. Joseph’s Indian School provides a safe, stable atmosphere which celebrates Native American, specifically Lakota, culture.
Children in need at St. Joseph’s speak to the importance of our school’s programs and supporters. Friends just like you make endless opportunities available to Native American children in great need.
Our 34th Annual Wacipi (powwow) was a success! People from across the country gathered on our campus to help hundreds of Lakota (Sioux) children celebrate their culture and heritage.
While we truly enjoyed this entire weekend of events, we also sadly recognize not every child who wanted to participate was able to do so because we lacked personal regalia for them.
As we look to future celebrations, we thank you for sharing in our work and helping Lakota children in need reach for a brighter future!