Events

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Cultural Group Calendars and Group Information

 

 

Sioux Falls Group Information

 

Inipi

           Contact: Tom DeCoteau (he/him) – (605) 335-2544

Inipi sweat purification ceremony is open to all Indigenous community members seeking spiritual connection. Please do not attend if you are on your moon time. Community Inipi is open to men, women, children, Two-Spirit, and gender diverse community members seeking spiritual connection. Women’s Inipi is open to all women, as well as Two-Spirit and non-binary community members who align with women’s spiritual teachings.

This group requires no sign up. Just show up! 

 

Dakota Language Class

           Contact: Tom DeCoteau (he/him) – (605) 335-2544

Toked yuan he? (How are you?) All are welcome to join Dakota Language class to learn from Professor Eric Jens (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate).  

This group requires no sign up. Just show up!              

 

Positive Indian Parenting

           Contact: Maegan Seiber (she/her) – (605) 335-2560

Positive Indian Parenting (PIP) is an 8-week parent training class for Indigenous parents, caregivers, non-Native foster parents of Indigenous children, and others who strive to be more positive in their approach to parenting. PIP offers participants a structured exploration of traditional American Indian and Alaska Native values concerning parenting and helps participants apply those values in a modern setting.

This group is no longer accepting new members! Keep an eye out for our next session!

If you are wanting to be waitlisted for this group, Sign Up Here!

 

Red Road Approach

          Contact: Tom DeCoteau (he/him) – (605) 335-2544 and Shaina Yellowback (she/her) – (605) 271-0164

Red Road Approach Recovery groups offer a cognitive & experiential curriculum on Native American/Indigenous philosophies, activating the spirit for individuals, families and communities. Participants will be guided through lessons on the impacts of alcohol and drugs on the mind, body and spirit. This curriculum is a 10-week adult program that meets on a weekly basis. Red Road Approach graduates will receive a certificate, $100 cash, and a blanket at the end of the program.

Men’s Red Road Approach Sign Up Here!

Women’s Red Road Approach is no longer accepting new members! Keep an eye out for our next session!

If you are wanting to be waitlisted for this group, Sign Up Here!

 

Talking Circle

           Contact: Tom DeCoteau (he/him) – (605) 335-2544

A safe place for talking, connection, and healing. All are welcome. Contact: Tom DeCoteau (he/him) – (605) 335-2544.

This group requires no sign up. Just show up! 

 

Therapeutic Sewing & Beading

           Contact: Shaina Yellowback (she/her) – (605) 271-0164

Join us for coffee, laughter, and traditional craft-making! Open to the community, warm up with some coffee and work on beading and sewing with help from experts.

This group requires no sign up. Just show up! 

 

Two-Spirit & LBGTQ+ Group

           Contact: April Matson (they/them) – (605) 335-2546 and Dylan Daniels (he/they) – (605) 335-2564

This group centers on building community, support, and resources for our Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ relatives and their loved ones in a safe and empowering space. Groups are Two-Spirit/LGBTQ+ led and consist of shared meals and culturally based discussions/activities that celebrate our intersecting identities and promote overall wellness. While this group is primarily intended for LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit people, allies and supporters are welcome to join. This group is open to all ages, genders, sexualities, and backgrounds. 

This group requires no sign up. Just show up! 

 

Wígmuŋke Thiwáhe (Rainbow Family) Red Road Approach

           Contact: April Matson (they/them) – (605) 335-2546 and Dylan Daniels (he/they) – (605) 335-2564

This group is a 10 session biweekly course that utilizes Indigenous philosophies to empower Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ relatives on their healing journeys in a safe and confidential space. Guided lessons focus on cultivating spiritual wellness and reclaiming traditional Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ roles and identities. Meal provided. Graduates will receive a certificate, $100 cash, and a blanket at the end of the program.

Wígmuŋke Thiwáhe (Rainbow Family) Red Road Approach Sign Up Here!

 

Ašniyapi Ošpaye (Healing Family) Group

          Contact: Tom DeCoteau (he/him) – (605) 335-2544

Join us for a safe space for those seeking support, healing, and a time to connect with others in the community. Members will be guided through topics such as cultural values, language, and continued self-healing. All are welcome, as this group will be a place to foster empowerment through encouragement and education.

This group requires no sign up. Just show up! 

 

Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Group

           Contact: Serene Thin Elk (she/her) – (605) 335-2567

Join our women’s resiliency group every Wednesday afternoon to share and rebuild. The group will be facilitated by Serene Thin Elk, LPC-MH, LAC, QMHP, and JoMarie Garcia, and will focus on building coping skills and resilience, covering depression, anxiety, trauma, and healthy relationships. All winyans (women) are welcome, regardless of tribal affiliation or race.

Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Group Sign Up Here!

 

 

 

Pierre group information: 

Contact for all Pierre groups – Leta Wise Spirit (605) 224-8841

 

Positive Indian Parenting

Positive Indian Parenting (PIP) is an 8-week parent training class for Indigenous parents, caregivers, non-Native foster parents of Indigenous children, and others who strive to be more positive in their approach to parenting. PIP offers participants a structured exploration of traditional American Indian and Alaska Native values concerning parenting and helps participants apply those values in a modern setting.

Positive Indian Parenting Sign Up Here!

 

Red Road Approach

Red Road Approach Recovery groups offer a cognitive & experiential curriculum on Native American/Indigenous philosophies, activating the spirit for individuals, families and communities. Participants will be guided through lessons on the impacts of alcohol and drugs on the mind, body and spirit. This curriculum is a 10-week adult program that meets on a weekly basis. 

Women’s Red Road Approach Sign Up Here!

Men’s Red Road Approach Sign Up Here!

 

Therapeutic Crafts & Coffee

Join us for coffee, laughter, and traditional craft-making! Open to the community, warm up with some coffee and bead with help from experts.

This group requires no sign up. Just show up! 

 

Women’s Spiritual Group

Led by Leta Wise Spirit, this group aims to heal through traditional teachings and prayer.

This group requires no sign up. Just show up! 

 

Community Inipi

Inipi sweat purification ceremony is open to all Indigenous community members seeking spiritual connection. Please do not attend if you are on your moon time.

This group requires no sign up. Just show up! 

 

 

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