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Alex Kava event Sept. 24th to benefit St. Augustine's
New York Times Best Selling Author - Alex Kava will be the guest speaker for a dinner/auction event to be held at St. Robert Bellarmine's Mainelli Center (11802 Pacific Street - Omaha, NE). A special auction will be held for the opportunity to be a character in one of Alex's upcoming books! All proceeds go to St. Augustine Indian Mission. Cost is $50.00 per person. Contact Kelly Vazquez at 402-557-5652 for more information.

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Circle of Dreams 2015 event a great success!
The 2015 Circle of Dreams event was held on Friday, April 10th at the Mutual of Omaha Dome in Omaha.

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The 2015 St. Augustine Calendar wins top honors!
The 2015 St. Augustine Calendar wins for the 5th year of the past 6 years the Gold Award chosen as the top non-profit calendar in the United States at the National Calendar Competition. Many thanks to Fr. Don Doll, SJ, the photographer and Patrick Osborn, the layout design artist who combined talents to produce this award winning calendar. Once again they are helping our students recognize that they truly are God's Work of Art. Go to our "Shop Now" page to order!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Outdoor Classroom Dedication
On Sunday, October 6, 2013 over 100 people celebrated Mass led by Archbishop George Lucas.

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Take a video tour of our Outdoor Classroom.
Thank you to all who worked on this space the last two years!

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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

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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.

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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.

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Circle of Dreams 2014
The Sixth Circle of Dreams Event was held on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Indian Creek Golf Club in Omaha, Nebraska.

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"A Beautiful Friendship" chronicles the relationship between the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center/Betty Strong Encounter Center and St. Augustine Indian Mission.

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Holy Land pilgrimage
Here is a new video of the Equestrian Order pilgrimage to the Holy Land in Oct. 2012, along with the presentation of our gift of gratitude to Archbishop Lucas.

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