Reclaiming Lakota language, culture and spirituality by promoting education and healthy lifestyles for our youth through culturally based strategies.
Lakota Youth Development
NEWS & EVENTS
Youth Entrepreneurs offer New Products
Check out these products:Honey, Lip balm, Candles, Traditional Dolls, Sweetgrass braids, Authentic Parfleche Ornaments- handmade by our youth, local honey infused with wild harvested Lakota medicinals.
Join us for our Welcome Back The Wakinyan event! All are welcome to attend a meal and prayers as we welcome spring! Thursday, March 19th from 4:30pm-6:00pm @ LYD Campsite! Check out the Facebook event here!
Great for parties, picnics, camps and more!
Spring Medicine Camp - June 8-11, 2020! Sign up today!
Check out our past articles and interviews! Read more!
Support Our Work!
Our weekend retreats provide our youth with intensive cultural activities while providing a safe drug and alcohol free environment.
Project Venture out of school programs for youth in South Dakota counties of Gregory, Todd, Mellette and Tripp.
Camps are based on traditional Wolakota values and are certified for Project Venture's Positive Prevention Model. Serving youth from Gregory, Todd, Mellette and Tripp counties in S.D.
SunkaWakan Otakuye - "Horse Wisdom" Lakota equine life skills are woven into each camp
Ceremonial Young Women
Bow and Arrow
Hunting Safe Certification
Camps, Hunting, Fishing, Riding, Hikes
Youth Performances and Presentations
Traditional art, dance, storytelling
Beekeeping & Honey Products -Online/wholesale
Restoration Garden- trail walks and Medicinal Herb product sales
Cultural Performances and Presentations
"Dear Friends" - Authentic Traditional Lakota Maske Dolls
Maţo Tašuŋka Wakiŋyaŋ Okolakičye
Bear Horse Thunder Society for Young Men
Womaske ye Waste Walakin Nahan
Young Women's Sisterhood Guild
Members utilize the Lakota society structure as a peer mentorship and leadership system to promote Lakota language development, increase participation in Lakota spirituality and ceremonies and live an alcohol and drug free life style.