Red Cloud Indian School, Inc.

Established by the Jesuits at the request of Chief Red Cloud in 1888, Red Cloud Indian School is a dynamic nonprofit organization serving Oglala Lakota children, families, and communities on the Pine Ridge Reservation in western South Dakota. Extreme poverty is a reality on the Pine Ridge Reservation, resulting from both historical oppression and systematic injustice. But today, Red Cloud is helping to write a new chapter in the reservation’s history, one that is filled with hope and possibility. Specifically, Red Cloud works to create opportunity and community on the reservation through three core organizational components—a K-12 school, a network of parishes across the reservation, and The Heritage Center, a cultural center and gallery celebrating Lakota and Native art.