Our weekend retreats provide our youth with intensive cultural activities while providing a safe drug and alcohol free environment. Our retreats happen Friday evening until Sunday afternoon at least once a month with food and lodging for the youth.
The youth are given a wide variety of choices of hands on activities to chose from during these sessions: Regalia making, Hand Drum Making, Beading, Quill Work, Traditional Games, Team Dancing, Tipi Painting, Learning how to put up a Tipi, Story-telling from Elders, and more.
While the youth are working on their projects, culturally specific Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) Prevention is woven into the activity by sharing of cultural perspective and values through Lakota Story telling. All finished projects are for the youths to take home, so they have tangible reminders of their learning.