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Mission Statement

501(c)(3) Non-Profit Status

The creation of Wakanyeja Gluwitayan Otipi is a project of concerned elders and grandmothers who are citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. It is a domestic nonprofit incorporated under the laws of the State of South Dakota. The purpose of the children’s home is to provide an immediate safe environment until a caring, safe and suitable foster or relative home becomes available for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. The home is entirely based upon Lakota traditional child and family child raising practices.