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Winnebago Images, Photography by Don Doll, SJ

We are excited to inform you about an exhibit opening featuring the beautiful portraits Don Doll, SJ has made of our students for the St. Augustine Indian Mission Calendar.  Read More >

Latest album

The 3rd album created by Fr. Dave and St. Augustine Indian Mission is now available for purchase. If you like Mannheim Steamroller, we are confident you will like this music! Two musicians who perform with Mannheim Steamroller are featured on this new Christmas/Winter album. The CD's sell for $15 each, and all proceeds go to support the Mission. To order, contact Sheri in the Mission office at 402-878-2402 or ssnorris@archomaha.org Read More >

St. Augustine Indian Mission, Doing Our Part

KETV Channel 7 in Omaha recently did a piece about how the Winnebago Indian Tribe is shedding the long-held stereotype that befalls many Indian reservations. The Winnebago Tribe is making strong strides in breaking generational poverty and unemployment. St. Augustine Indian Mission was featured as part of that piece. A large part of our success rides on our belief in providing hope for our students and their families.  Read More >

Take a video tour of our Outdoor Classroom.

Thank you to all who worked on this space the last two years! Read More >

Outdoor Classroom Dedication

On Sunday, October 6, 2013 over 100 people celebrated Mass led by Archbishop George Lucas.  Read More >

St. Augustine's Reading Initiative

Two years ago, St. Augustine Indian Mission instituted a new reading program for our students. The project was part of a challenge made by board member, Anne Hubbard to increase the reading scores of our students in an effort to help them succeed in all curricular endeavors. The reading challenge has proven to be one of the most significant academic changes made in our nearly 105 year history. The attached chart shows the incredible progress made by our students thanks to the reading challenge. Read More >

St. Augustine student awarded by Children's Scholarship Fund

Austin, a 7th grade student at St. Augustine Indian Mission, was recognized by the Children's Scholarship Fund (CSF) for his leadership and service to others. The award was presented at the annual CSF luncheon, held in Omaha on June 5, 2013. Austin's parents are Don and Cathy Blackbird. Don is our principal, and Cathy is our school lunch program coordinator. There was an added degree of difficulty involved in nominating him, as we did it without his parents knowledge! Austin is pictured to the left with the archbishop of Omaha, Most Rev. George J. Lucas.  Read More >

Circle of Dreams event May 2013

On May 3, 2013, over three hundred people gathered at the Club at Indian Creek in Elkhorn, NE to celebrate the Circle of Dreams, a fundraising event to benefit St. Augustine Indian Mission. Honorary Chairs for the event were Jim and Mary Czyz of Omaha and corporate sponsorship was provided by Mutual of Omaha, Dan and Shirley Neary and Dr. Mark Werner. Dinner sponsors were Suzanne Shore and Pete Ricketts of Omaha. The evening featured dinner and oral auction which helped to raise over $200,000 for the Mission.  Read More >

St. Aug's Students win Chief Standing Bear Essay contest

Two St. Augustine Indian Mission students were named as two of five essay winners for the Chief Standing Bear Essay Contest sponsored by McDonald’s. The awards were presented at the Annual Chief Standing Bear Breakfast which was held on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Embassy Suites in LaVista, Nebraska. The students received a $100 gift certificate and were able to read their essays at the breakfast. Read More >

St. Augustine celebrates St. Katharine Drexel's Feast Day

March 3rd is the feast day of St. Katharine Drexel, founder of St. Augustine Indian Mission. This is always a special day for us at the Mission, but this year it was even more special because of it being "The Year of Faith". People from across the Archdiocese of Omaha were invited to make a pilgrimage to this holy site on the feast day of St. Katharine.  Read More >

2013 Calendar Available

The 2013 version of the award winning St. Augustine Indian Mission calendar is now available for purchase. Read More >

Catholic Schools Week: celebrating who we are

During the week of Jan. 28 - Feb. 1, 2013 Catholic Schools throughout the Archdiocese of Omaha celebrated Catholic Schools Week with special activities. Read More >

Canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

The canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha is an important development for many in the Archdiocese of Omaha, particularly people on the Winnebago and Omaha res­ervations: She will be the first Native American declared a saint.  Read More >

Fr. Dave Korth releases 2nd CD

Counted Among Her Saints is Fr. Dave’s latest CD released Sept. 1, 2012. This CD is comprised entirely of Native American flute music he created. His first CD included other music from the Native American culture. Read More >

St. Augustine Teacher Named Educator of the Year

Ms. Paula Kuebler has been named Archdiocese of Omaha Elementary Educator of the Year. Read More >

St. Augustine Featured in Two Local News Stories

St. Augustine School was recently featured in two local news stories Read More >