South Dakota

Interested in joining our team on our mission trip to Cheyenne River, South Dakota from 6/23/16 – 7/2/16? Contact the church office and/or Fr. Bob Trask for more info. and click here to download a participant information form.

In July 2014, five people from St. Barnabas journeyed to Cheyenne River, South Dakota, as pilgrims walking on holy ground. They went to give and receive generously, to understand and to learn. They listened to stories of new and old friends, and worked on a project at St. Peter's in Thunder Butte.  Through conversations over meals and work, and in the experience of being guests, they learned a small bit more about Native American (Lakota) history, culture, and spirituality.  

This trip continued a relationship with Cheyenne River that Fr. Bob Trask, Priest Associate at St. Barnabas, has enjoyed since 2009. It is our hope and prayer that the relationship will continue. A group from our church will be traveling again in June 2016 to Cheyenne River. If you are interested in joining this group or finding out more about this trip please contact the church office.

Here you can read Fr. Bob's story of how his friendship with Cheyenne River began.





Want to learn more? We recommend these resources:

  • The official website of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
  • The pastoral letter of past Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori on reparations to the Doctrine of Discovery
  • The Niobrara Convocation that Fr. Bob attended in 2012
  • This daily blog kept by Mother Margaret Watson, priest of the 12 parishes within the Cheyenne River Episcopal Mission
  • These books by author Kent Nerburn