October 8 was Native American Day!

While most of the nation celebrates Columbus Day in early October, South Dakota has celebrated Native American Day since 1990.

At St. Joseph’s Indian School, the day began with a Four Directions prayer and teachers incorporated extra cultural activities into their lesson plans.

Students saying the Four Directions prayer. The day began with a Four
Directions prayer.
Lakota students making fry bread.
Older students made traditional fry bread.
Joe get's flour on his face while making fry bread.
Joe got a little carried away
mixing the flour!
St. Joseph's students learn Lakota games.
Dave, St. Joseph’s Cultural Associate, taught students traditional Lakota hand games.
Students read books in support of Native American Day.
In Steve’s fourth grade class, students read “A Little Boy and Girl in the Clouds” and “Star Boy.”
Lakota students working on an art project.
Fifth grade students learned about Winter Counts and constructed their own.
Lakota students work on an art project for Native American Day. First grade students read “The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush” by Tomie dePaola and then created their own Native American boy or girl.

Thanks to generous friends like you, the Lakota (Sioux) boys and girls learn about their Lakota (Sioux) culture at St. Joseph’s Indian School every day - not just on Native American Day. Wopila tanka - many thanks - for your generosity!


All active news articles