Teca Iglukinipi


"The young bringing themselves

back to a new beginning"


"To empower youth detained at Wanbli Wiconi Tipi through a youth business that teaches youth traditional arts & crafts, cultural knowledge, work ethics, money management and home based business skills."

Lakota Names

The name "Teca Iglukinipi" was developed by the Youth of Wanbli Wiconi Tipi in 2008. Teca Iglukinipi means, "The young bringing themselves back to a new beginning."

Sinte Gleska University-Spotted Tail For more information about Sinte Gleska University you can visit them on the Web @ www.sintegleska.edu

Wanbli Wiconi Tipi-Eagle Life Center Mission Statement
"Wanbli Wiconi Tipi" offers structured care for tribal youth law violators and their families with special emphasis on the youth of Rosebud Sioux Tribe (RST). This will be done through a safe and healthy environment for the youth and staff. Adjudicated youth will receive contemporary schooling and services as well as tribal disciplinary practices addressing all aspects of the Lakota culture to restore cultural, societal, kinship values and healthy families.

Program Partnership

Wanbli Wiconi Tipi Youth Wellness and Renewal CenterThe Sinte Gleska University Reclaiming Futures and the Wanbli Wiconi Tipi Youth Wellness and Renewal Center are two organizations located on the Rosebud Indian Reservation home of the Sicangu Lakota. The Programs have partnered to facilitate a youth program that will serve as an avenue to instill Lakota Values of Woohitika (Courage),Wacanteognaka(Generosity),Wowacintonka (Fortitude) and Woksape (Wisdom).

The program success depends on various community partnerships and volunteers who are all working together for a better future for our community.

Partners include: SGU TBIC Tribal Business Information Center, SGU Human Services/Interns, SGU Bookstore, Soldier Woman Art and Gift Gallery, WWT Staff Volunteers, SGU Staff Volunteers, Community Artists & Business Advisors, Community Volunteers.

The Program goals include:

  • Teaching Youth a Positive Hobby.
  • Teaching Youth Work Ethic.
  • Teaching Youth how to operate a business.
  • Provide Volunteer Opportunities for the community.
  • Teach Life Skills, History, Story Telling, Culture and Lakota Language to youth.
  • Provide an avenue for youth to be creative.
  • To contribute a portion of profits to our community.

Beaded Pouches

Beaded Pouches

Arts and Crafts ProductsPRODUCTS
The arts and crafts products can be purchased at Soldier Woman Arts and Gifts Gallery located in Mission, SD. Proceeds will be used to purchase more materials. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to positive local programs that our youth choose to support. Products include: Beaded Pouches, I POD cases, Beaded Bracelets, Moccasins, Star quilts, Dance Regalia, and much more. Come to Soldier Woman or the SGU Bookstore and purchase an item, Support our youth.


We are always looking for volunteers to assist with this program. We could benefit from community volunteers who are willing to teach skills. Skills include but are not limited too: beading, sewing, carving, marketing, mentoring, crotchet, painting, and drawing. It is a very rewarding experience in working with our Youth (future). For more information contact: Teca Iglukinipi at WWT, PO BOX 70, Rosebud SD 57570.

Lakota County Times Article regarding this program.

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