Here at Sicangu CDC, we believe deeply in the power of our community to determine its own future. Through a grassroots approach to systems change, we hope to catalyze a movement of community revitalization and cultural renewal. That's why we're working to empower people, strengthen families, and build community - Lakota style.
We know that each and every member of our community has the ability to do something great given the chance. That's why we are working to empower our people with the skills, knowledge, and opportunities to reach their fullest potential. Individuals are the building blocks of our society, and we'll go as far as we can go together. We emphasize social-emotional intelligence by grounding our approach in traditional Lakota practices to engage people in wholistic way - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
The "tiwahe" and "tiyospaye" - home and extended family - were the foundation of Lakota society. Strong families make for a strong nation. We recognize the power in our families and work to equip them with the understanding and skills needed to create safe, healthy, culturally grounded homes.
We are about building a movement for cultural and community revitalization, and movements are built on relationships. In all of our programming we aim to deepen connections between people, families, and even organizations. We see the power that comes from true community and know that we cannot achieve our vision without it.