TEKAWITHA INDIAN MISSIONS

TEKAWITHA INDIAN MISSIONS

In 1923 Missionary Oblates began their work among Native Americans by opening an orphanage and boarding school for Native American children living in rural areas of South Dakota and Minnesota. Today the Oblates minister with Native Americans and non-Native Americans living on reservations in South Dakota and Minnesota.

An important part of our work is to help the Native American people retain their traditions and heritage. For many years Native Americans were taught to abandon their language and their rich customs. Missionary Oblates incorporate Native American traditions into their liturgies, pastoral care and religious education.

Your generosity will help us continue reaching out to people right here in the United States who are working to build a better future for themselves and their children.

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