Sioux Spiritual Center

aka Mahpiya na Maka Okogna   |   Howes, SD   |  www.siouxspiritualcenter.org
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Mission

Since 1978 the Sioux Spiritual Center has been serving under the leadership of the Society of Jesus as a sacred place for Native American Catholics to encounter Jesus Christ and be formed as holy, healthy disciples and leaders of an inculturated Church. This mission continues today under the ministry of the Diocese of Rapid City, and now offers support for the spiritual needs of all Catholics in Western South Dakota and beyond, through spiritual formation opportunities, retreats, and spiritual direction.

Founding Year info

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Director

Dr Carole M Brown

Main address

20100 Center Rd

Howes, SD 57748 USA

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EIN

46-0393210

NTEE code info

Roman Catholic (X22)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a religious organization.

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Canku Wakan--Holy Road Retreat

Canku Wakan is a 4 day, inculturated retreat base on the Cursillo model. Lay leaders give talks on

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Ethnic and racial groups

The Sioux Spiritual Center hosts a 12 Step Recovery retreat several times a year. Led and attended mainly by Native Americans in recovery, the retreat is a wonderful experience of sharing and support by all who attend.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Adults

This inner healing prayer retreat begins from the premise that all are made in the image and likeness of God. However, life on earth after the fall persuades us that we should be something else--various traumas and wounds can cause us to have a distorted and unhealthy view on life. This retreat makes use of both charismatic gifts and best practices in psychology to bring healing and wholeness.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius are a wonderful way to go deeper in one's relationship with Jesus, as both a school of prayer and a school of discernment.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Several times a year, pastoral leaders from the five reservations around the diocese are invited for a day of fellowship, pray, and discernment about moving the Catholic mission forward on the reservation.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

Basic Directions is a seven-day institute for personnel who are beginning or wanting to learn about Native ministry. The institute
features Native and non-Native presenters, who have extensive ministerial experience with and among Native Americans.
There will be 30 hours of class work associated with the workshop. Speakers will cover topics that include Native culture, missiology, anthropology, liturgy, catechetics, deacon ministry, health issues, and principles of recovery using AA. Although the institute will take place in a Lakota setting, it will develop basic principles of inculturation that can be used in approaching any culture.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Adults

The Spiritual Exercises are one of the great treasures of the Church. In recent years, we have been offering the 8-day retreat, the 30-day retreat, and group retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises

Population(s) Served
Adults

Starting in the Fall of 2021, the Covenant School of Spiritual Direction will be launched at the Sioux Spiritual Center. This course is eligible for certification through the University of Mary. Students will complete three unique two-week
sessions on Prayer, Healing, and Virtue. Each session will also cover the foundational elements of spiritual direction. The candidate will be equipped to journey with and guide others towards intimacy with God. Each two-week session will follow an intense daily schedule including personal and corporate prayer,individual spiritual direction and practice in the
skills of spiritual direction.

Population(s) Served
Christians

Where we work

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Financials

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Sioux Spiritual Center

Board of directors
as of 3/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bishop Peter Muhich

Diocese of Rapid City

Term: 2020 -

Margaret Simonson

Diocese of Rapid City

Robert Aberle

Catholic Social Services

Joyce Tibbetts

Red Cloud Indian School

Norma Tibbetts

Retired

Don Yellow

Retired

Morris Brewer

Living with Solutions

Ron Brownotter

Brownotter Ranch

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
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  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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