Empowering Native Youth
Mitakuye is Lakota for “My Relatives” and represents the Lakota philosophy that we are all related. The mission of The Mitakuye Foundation (formerly known as The Mitakupi Foundation) is to create programs for reservation youth and support the work of existing programs that give reservation youth the same support and opportunities that other children in America have – the first and foremost being hope. The social, economic, and political issues that the First Peoples of this land face are overwhelming, but focusing on the youth is a way to start the process of healing. All it takes is one generation to stop the cycle of despair and plant the seeds of positive change. This is that generation!