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Oscar Howe Painting Coming Home to South Dakota

on Monday, 23 November 2020.

By: Danielle Kucera, St. Joseph’s Indian School

American Indian Catholic Schools Network - St. Joseph Indian School

(Chamberlain, S.D.) –The Aktá Lakota Museum will soon welcome back to South Dakota a piece by well-known Native American artist Oscar Howe. The museum’s Acquisitions Committee recently purchased the work from the collection of Dr. Frederick Dockstader.

An Unforgettable First Buffalo Harvest

on Monday, 23 November 2020.

By: Danielle Kucera, St. Joseph’s Indian School

American Indian Catholic Schools Network - St. Joseph Indian School - Buffalo Hunt

Chamberlain, S.D.) –On November 19, St. Joseph’s Indian School eighth-grade students and staff ventured to the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation on a brisk and cold morning to experience what would be for some a “once in a lifetime” buffalo harvest. This is the first-ever St. Joseph’s Indian School organized buffalo harvest.

The Remick Leadership Program's Commitment to Community

Michael Zelenka on Wednesday, 18 November 2020.

Michael ZelenkaMichael Zelenka serves as a faculty member for the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program. He also works with Notre Dame ACE Academies and the Center for Transformational Educational Leadership.


We are better together.

We don’t build community. We reveal it (Nuzzi & Hunt, 2012, p 6). 

As believers in the mystery of the Trinity – the belief that there are three persons in one God – we recognize that God Himself is a relationship. Therefore, for those of us made in His image and likeness, which is all of us, we were created for relationships. 

Honor Your Ancestors and “Rock Your Mocs”

on Monday, 16 November 2020.

By: Danielle Kucera, St. Joseph’s Indian School

Rock Your Mocs - St. Joseph's Indian School

(Chamberlain, S.D.) –During the week of November 16, St. Joseph’s Indian School 4-6th grade students and Native Hope are participating in this year’s national Rock Your Mocs event. This annual event creates a positive cultural experience that promotes unity and celebration of tribal individuality by wearing moccasins.

Erich Hoffer: Committed to Catholic Education

Tim Will on Friday, 13 November 2020.

Erich Hoffer Remick Leadership Program

Erich Hoffer’s initial plans didn’t include a commitment to Catholic school leadership, let alone the University of Notre Dame’s Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program.

Not even close. 

For one thing, he wasn’t Catholic. He also had aspirations to major in political science and head straight to law school before beginning a long and successful career. 

So how is it that he is now in his 18th year in education and nearing the middle of his second year as the principal of Christ the King Roman Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Denver?

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