Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate - Tekakwitha Indian Missions

Tekakwitha Indian Missions

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In 1923 the Missionary Oblates began working with Native Americans in rural Minnesota and South Dakota.    Their ministries included educating young people, counseling people afflicted with addictions and supporting a cultural arts center.

Today - almost 90 years later - the Oblates minister on two Native American reservations.  An important part of our work is to help the native people retain their traditions and heritage.  For many years Native Americans were taught to abandon their language and their rich customs.  Missionary Oblates incorporate Native American traditions into their liturgies, pastoral care and religious education.

Missionary Oblates serve in isolated areas where the services of other religious communities may not be available.

Your donation will help us continue reaching out to people right here in the United States who are building a better future for themselves and their children.

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