My family arrived

My brother John and his family arrived to spend a week of their vacation in South Dakota. After 10 hours of driving on Sunday, today was a low-key day spent around Chamberlain and on St. Joseph’s Indian School’s campus. The Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center is a great place to get an introduction to the Native American history and culture, so they began their orientation there. The I-90 Rest Stop has an informative Lewis and Clark display and one of the best views of the Missouri River valley anywhere.

We spent the afternoon touring our campus. While only a few folks are around, the 8th grade and high school summer programs opened today. The 8th graders will spend three weeks attending classes at Chamberlain High School and familiarizing themselves with the campus and teachers to ease the transition. They’ll also enjoy more privileges and freedom in the HS program, but more responsibility as well, and these days are a chance to get used to the new rules and guidelines.

Robb and Cheryl are houseparents for Hogebach Home, and gave my family an overview of the joys and challenges they experience in guiding our teenage girls.

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 90 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. Exciting to see that so many kids are getting the opportunity to enjoy a safe, fun summer camp. ……..I browsed that virtual tour of the St. Joseph’s campus. It is beautiful.
    You provide them such great opportunities.

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