Support Our Vision

To send a check
Please make payable to Lakota Youth Development
Mail to: Box 277
             30122 352nd Ave
              Herrick, SD 57538

The Difference you make

It is through the generosity of individuals, businesses, corporations and foundations, that we are able to sustain our services and make a difference in the lives of Lakota youth.


What can your contribution do?  Here are some ideas!


$10 provides two meals for a child at camp.

$25 purchases feed for our youth equine program.

$50 acquires new paddles for canoes for our youth recreational activities.

$75 provides girls with fabric for their traditional coming of age ceremony dresses.

$100 assists in purchasing labels for our youth-led honey enterprise.

$150 invests in Lakota language learning materials.

$250 secures a new beehive for youth enterprise.

Our Wish List!

  • additional bees

  • building for honey bottling (needs to have water plus heating/cooling)

  • Materials for insulating and upgrading camp office (needs heating and cooling system, walls, flooring, level building, upgrade electrical)

  • Fencing materials for horse pasture

  • 4 18 ft tipi lodge doors and liners (marine /flame resistant canvas and poles from Reliable tents and tipis (

  • Materials to enclose dining area for wintertime use

  • 1 SUV 5 -7 passenger

  • $700/mos. for 5 months to reinstitute our youth after school program

  • Seeds and plants for camp garden

  • Gravel/crushed rock for herbtrail and property driveways

  • Plants/seeds for re-establishing traditional edible/medicinal plants

  • Cabin/bunk/tiny house for elders/visitors at camp

  • Sugar to feed bees or organic food for bees

  • Gun safe (up to 15 guns) for hunting season guests and youth hunting event

  • Tar paper for bee hives

  • Shot guns for youth clay target shoots and pheasant hunts

  • Youth models 20 gauge and 12 gauge.

  • 4 metal commercial signage for office

  • Deer raw hide and elk raw hide for youth craft projects

  • Perennial flowers- Bee friendly (Plants that come back every year) for office and camp and signage for plants

  • Maple trees

  • Fruit bearing trees, i.e. apples,mulberry, etc.

  • New computers, laptops, technology assistance, upgrade computers, install software

  • Indoor equine arena

  • 6 passenger golf cart or UTV for camp tours

  • Ropes course at camp

  • Veterinary service for 4 horses ($2,000 annual cost)

  • Hay for 4 horses (annual cost at current prices is $1,000)

  • lumber for raised garden beds

  • wild game; deer, turkey, pheasant, buffalo for decolonized menu for youth camps

  • materials to build root cellar at camp

  • volunteers, materials to build in ground garden (walapini)

  • water bottles, sponsor to buy water bottles with your organization logo and camp logo for campers for 2020 season (need 250)

  • sheets for sleeping bag liner


Contact Us

office : Our office is currently under remodel so please call at

(605) 654-2175

Ask for LYD staff!


Mail: Box 277

Herrick, SD 57538-0277


Office Location​​​​​​:

30122  352nd Ave

Herrick, SD 57538-0277

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Lakota Youth Development (aka Native American Advocacy Program) is a 501(c)3 Native non-profit organization.  Contributions are deductable as allowable by IRS law.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.