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Red Sand event educates students about missing and murdered Indigenous women

on Tuesday, 20 October 2020.

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

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(Chamberlain, S.D.) – On October 14, St. Joseph’s Indian School and Native Hope staff led female students in grades 6-12th grade through an educational opportunity on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and the Red Sand Project. The event brought awareness and provided information on protective factors around sex trafficking. Sex trafficking is prevalent in South Dakota, and Native American women and children are disproportionately at risk.

St. Joseph’s Indian School Celebrates Native American Day

on Wednesday, 14 October 2020.

By. Danielle Kucera, Associate Director of Communications and Outreach - St. Joseph's Indian School

St. Joseph Indian School Celebrates Native American Day

(Chamberlain, S.D.) – On October 12, St. Joseph’s Indian School students celebrated Native American Day across campus. The day opened with a beautiful Four Directions prayer service video created by the Mission Integration team and students. The service is on the sjiskids.org web page on the spiritual and cultural resources page. Such moments of prayer are one way St. Joseph’s Indian School students learn their culture and spirituality, two pillars that support healthy well-being throughout life.

AICSN School Offers COVID-19 Support in Northeast Arizona

on Thursday, 14 May 2020.

Photo Credit: Nancy WiechecPhoto Credit: Nancy Wiechec

On May 11, the National Catholic Reporter put a spotlight on the Navajo Nation and how St. Michael Indian School, a member of the American Indian Catholic Schools Network, is offering support to the people of Northeast Arizona during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Read the story at ncronline.org

Support the mission of St. Michael Indian School via their school donation page

Federal Stimulus Package Could Provide Financial Assistance to Catholic Schools and (Arch)dioceses

Theo Helm on Tuesday, 31 March 2020.

The $2 trillion stimulus package signed into law on Friday includes a program that may allow eligible Catholic schools and (arch)dioceses to pay employee salaries and other expenses through forgivable loans of up to $10 million.

These loans could have far-reaching positive impacts for Catholic schools now facing serious financial hardships brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Red Cloud Indian School: Engaging in Audacious Hope

on Friday, 22 November 2019.

"The way in which our story is told is often framed in this very negative way. That it’s poor, that it’s crippled by alcoholism and poverty and drugs...

That this place has no future.

The story that should be paid attention to is not that people are living here in destitution, and it’s not that people who are still living here have given up.

There’s an element that is impossible to ignore which is the powerful spirit of this place."

- Maka Akan Najin Black Elk
Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Red Cloud Indian School

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