Friends of the Lakota Nation

With A Little Help From Our Friends

Our work is not just a two-person operation. Many of our trips are made with many wonderful people and organizations that make the time we spend on the reservation even more meaningful. Since we started working with Pine Ridge, our lives have been enriched by others who are willing to donate their valuable time and resources. We have partnered alongside Love, Light and Melody, Patrick Maxcy, Dave Matthews Band members, Brad Corrigan (and Dispatch), Amplifying Education volunteers, The Loneman School in Oglala, Golden High School Key Club, Deer Creek Middle School, the Prairie Winds Casino and other fabulous individuals that have joined us on our many trips. More importantly, our work would not be possible without the generosity of many individuals nationwide that contribute to our organization. We are truly grateful for everyone’s support and will continue to carry on because of their collective contributions.

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Volunteers from the 2014 Holiday Trip.

About Us

Scott grew up in Mobridge, SD and works for Thomson Reuters as a Senior Sales Manager for ProLaw Software. He was the recipient of the prestigious Stu Wolfer award for his outstanding community service.

Joie grew up in Albuquerque, NM and is the Director of Curriculum & Instruction for the Mizel Institute. She earned her doctoral degree in Education and is passionate about finding sustainable solutions in education for at-risk populations.

Together they have three kids and assorted pets, which includes a dog rescued from the Ute reservation in Colorado.

About Us
We are located in Littleton, Colorado