Lakota Youth Development

Lakota Youth Development is a native non-profit located in the Milks Camp Community of the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Our mission is to reclaim Lakota language, culture, and spirituality by promoting education and healthy lifestyles to our youth through culturally based strategies. We offer year-round services to our youth as they re-establish a relationship with Grandmother Earth, their four-legged, winged, and plant relatives, and themselves through multi-generational learning. In addition to our non-profit, LYD has two social enterprises within beekeeping & honey processing and cultural heritage tourism. These social enterprises allow our youth to gain job skills through apprenticeships as they grow into self-sufficient young adults.

Grantee Information

Year(s) Awarded: 2023