Mitakupi

Mitakupi Foundation Presents Art Awards

May 7, 2016
Courtesy Mitakupi Foundation

Representatives from a non-profit group focused on reducing suicides on the Pine Ridge Reservation are in South Dakota this week. The group is handing out awards for its monthly art competition for Lakota youth this week.

The Mitakupi - or “my people” - Foundation was created in 2011 by Jennifer Jessum – an artist, producer, director and educator - after she witnessed the Pine Ridge Reservation’s suicide epidemic.

Courtesy The Mitakupi Foundation

A non-profit group focused on reducing suicides on the Pine Ridge Reservation is sponsoring a monthly art competition for Lakota youth who live there.    

The group’s goal is to offer hope and support to children and teens in an area that often reflects the same challenges as those in Third-World countries.