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SPECIAL EVENTS

Oyate Teca provides safe and constructive environments for our youth and their families through community engagement programs and activities. 

Prom Closet

Prom closet began in 2012 with an idea to provide free formal wear to students who would otherwise not afford to go to prom. We begin with the prom fashion show in February inviting all high schools reservation wide to come and preview new arrivals of formal wear. An opportunity for young ladies to experience modeling, and to build self confidence. All formal wear is free to any high school students attending their prom. Prom closet is open February through April.

Prom Fashion Show 2020
Prom Fashion Show 2020

Prom Fashion Show 2020
Prom Fashion Show 2020

Prom Fashion Show 2018
Prom Fashion Show 2018

Prom Fashion Show 2020
Prom Fashion Show 2020

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Easter

An activity to provide youth and families to experience a community egg hunt and pizza party. Egg hunt consists of 5000 candy filled plastic eggs. There are six categories ranging from 1 year of age to adult. 

Easter 2019
Easter 2019

Easter 2019
Easter 2019

Easter Egg Hunt 2019
Easter Egg Hunt 2019

Easter 2019
Easter 2019

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Independence Day

We provide a carnival, bingo, fishing derby, soap box derby and cookout.

4th of July Carnival 2019
4th of July Carnival 2019

Fishing Derby 2018
Fishing Derby 2018

Parade 2018
Parade 2018

4th of July Carnival 2019
4th of July Carnival 2019

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Back to School

A distribution of backpacks provided by Running Strong for American Indian Youth, followed by an Ice Cream social. 

School Back Pack 2019
School Back Pack 2019

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2019

Backpack Distribution 2020
Backpack Distribution 2020

School Back Pack 2019
School Back Pack 2019

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Halloween

Costume party, pumpkin carving contest, small carnival, spooky cake bake with a cake walk,

Costume Contest 2019
Costume Contest 2019

Halloween Costume Contest 2019
Halloween Costume Contest 2019

Pumpkin Distribution 2019
Pumpkin Distribution 2019

Costume Contest 2019
Costume Contest 2019

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Christmas

We host a month of activities: House Decorating Contest, Parade of Lights, Ginger Bread House making contest, cake contest, and a gift distribution. 

Christmas 2018
Christmas 2018

Gift Distribution 2019
Gift Distribution 2019

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Christmas 2018
Christmas 2018

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In Kind Distributions

Running Strong for

American Indian Youth

  • Food Boxes

  • Holiday turkeys

  • School backpacks

  • Pampers

  • Cleaning Supplies

  • Vegetable distribution program

  • Winter coats, boats,

  • hats, and gloves

  • Blankets

 

Partnership with Native Americans

  • Monthly Class incentives

  • Holiday stockings

 

Community Service Projects

  • Church of Atonement, Barrington, IL

  • Emmanuel Church, Lake Geneva, WI

  • Tools for Growth, West Menister , CO

  • 4 Feather Development, Ames, IA

  • Lakota Circle, Chicago, IL

  • Lakota Kidz, Hull, MA

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Thunder Valley CDC

  • AmeriCorps VISTA Workers

  • AmeriCorps Summer Associates

  • Food Sovereignty Coalition 

  • Eggs

  • Program sponsorships

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Wish Lists

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