Community Partners Working Together
Wicozani Patintanpi - Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle
Lakota Youth Development serves as fiscal sponsor and provides key staff for this organization. Formed in 2008, this Community Coalition of concerned citizens is led and directed by a core group of tribal elders and cultural experts to strengthen collaborations in the Rosebud Sioux Tribal communities. The coalition offers opportunities for youth coalition members to partner with adult Coalition members to organize and deliver initiatives developed for at risk Native American youth residing within and surrounding the boundaries of the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. Lakota culturally specific initiatives focus on helping youth build cultural identity, based upon the traditional Lakota way of life in order to increase healthy choices among youth.