Wellness + Community + Leadership

Our Mission

To promote a healthy Catholic Church, and address the difficult issues the Lakota people face. Each and every Mission program is designed to further Lakota leadership and champion Lakota and Catholic values.

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We’re pursuing many innovative initiatives to address the immediate needs of those on the Rosebud Reservation while simultaneously building foundations for prosperous futures of our people. Here’s what we’ve been up to recently.

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Our Programs


12-Hour Family Recovery Program

Dental Clinic

Free dental clinic operating on the Rosebud Reservation.

Lakota Studies

Dedicated to preserving the language and heritage of the Lakota people

Sapa Un Catholic Academy

Faith-based dual-language school on the Rosebud Reservation

Religious Education

Release-time religious education in four communities and after-school program in two.


An important resource for historians, ethnographers, anthropologists, and artists.

With your support our work to empower the lakota will continue



August 16, 2022 Delivered on August 16, 2022 at Red Cloud Indian School Jesuit Father General Arturo Sosa Meeting with the Lakota people, Red Cloud School, St. Francis Mission I am grateful for the chance to join you this evening to share a meal and also to share what...

Recovery Retreat at Sioux Spiritual Center.

With permission, below is a picture from our Recovery treat at the Sioux Spiritual Center that took place in January. This is just a small glimpse into what our Recovery Director Jim Stands really does.