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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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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More than 300 guests attend the annual Circle of Dreams event hosted by St. Augustine Indian Mission April 11, 2014 at Indian Creek Golf Course in Omaha, NE. Two students greeted guests at the door in traditional dress and elementary students sang two songs for those in attendance. Dinner was followed by the auctioning of items such as Creighton basketball jerseys, award winning photographs of St. Augustine students by Father Don Doll, a dreamcatcher with glow in the dark beads representing the night's constellations made by faculty member Brenda Murphy. (Photo by Lauren Justice)

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

“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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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.

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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.

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