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, Blankets, Sweetgrass braids, Authentic Parfleche Ornaments- handmade by our youth. Read more
PBS TV-Savor Dakota-April 4- episode 4 Featuring Our Honey Lodge youth enterprise!
South Dakota Magazine Article Feature "Story Walks" Read more
NPR Radio Hear Marla Bull Bear, Executive Director discuss our youth enterprise- Honey Lodge. (setting 6:04) Listen now
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Research has shown that between the hours of 3 and 6pm after school is when youth are prone to more high risk behaviors. This is the time that our afterschool programming takes place for up to 3 hours once a week.
Project Venture afterschool and 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 Men - 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
Oyate Sakowin Wikoskalaka Okomaskekiciye
7 Nations 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.