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.


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. 

Independence Day

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

Back to School

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


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


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

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

Thunder Valley CDC

  • AmeriCorps VISTA Workers

  • AmeriCorps Summer Associates

  • Food Sovereignty Coalition 

  • Eggs

  • Program sponsorships

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Oyate Teca Project

phone: 605-455-2544

fax: 605-455-2925


39 Wakpala Ave

PO Box 316

Kyle, SD 57752

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Serving the Pine Ridge Reservation Since 1991

Costume Contest 2019