On a frigid fall morning, St. Joseph’s Indian School’s eighth grade students journeyed to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for an experience many had never had before: a sacred buffalo harvest. Continue reading “Students Learn from the Tatanka at Buffalo Harvest”
Doing the right thing has its rewards – just ask St. Joseph’s Indian School students who are “Caught Doing Something Good!”
As students go about their school days, they have opportunities to help their peers and teachers. Whether that’s holding the door open for someone, standing up for a classmate, or assisting someone who is hurt – the opportunities to do the right thing are endless.
To reward students who strive to do good Continue reading “GOTCHA! St. Joseph’s Rewards Students ‘Caught Doing Something Good!’”
Our Native American students enjoy living on St. Joseph’s Indian School’s campus, but every now and then a change of scenery is needed.
The high school girls in the Giles Home recently enjoyed an outing to the Regency Retirement Center in Chamberlain, S.D., to spend time with its elderly residents.
Story by Kim Bartling
“In sharing the journey of life, travel with the humble person on the quiet path.”
– Joseph M. Marshall III The Lakota Way; Stories and Lessons for Living
Marshall was just one of the many authors/presenters at the 2018 South Dakota Festival of Books which was held in Sioux Falls and Brookings September 21-23. During his presentation, entitled, “‘Indians’ vs. Indians: Writing the Truth,” the truth that hope comes in the form of children was shown in the 12 students from St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, S.D. Continue reading “Authors, Stories & Pirates: Students Loved Attending the SD Festival of Books”
Thanks to reviews from our supporters, we have been named a “2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit” again! The designation comes from GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits. Continue reading “GreatNonprofits names St. Joseph’s “Top-Rated Charity” once again”
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”