Dakota Oyate Lodge

Mission Statement

To ensure that the Dakota Oyate Lodge provides personal care of the highest quality in a comfortable environment for Elders and younger people who are no longer able to care for themselves, while respecting cultural differences.  We strive to accomplish this by:

  • acknowledging the various contributions they make in the remainder of their lives
  • making the lives of each resident as rewarding as possible
  • creating and maintaining a home-like environment that will strengthen the residents’ physical, emotional, social, and spiritual identity
  • encouraging and/or assisting each resident to achieve an optimal level of independent functioning
  • providing nursing and medical supervision as necessary according to the level of care required by the resident
  • providing the necessary services as required to achieve the best possible environment

Sioux Valley Dakota Oyate Lodge is a 26 bed Level 1-4 Personal Care Home owned and operated by Sioux Valley Dakota Nation which serves as a home to those who require 24 hour care on a long term basis.

Although our residents are primarily Elders, we do welcome younger people who are unable to live and manage on their own. We have maintained an average of a 25 bed capacity over the past year, leaving one bed available when required for respite services.

The majority of our 50 trained staff members at the Lodge are Sioux Valley Dakota Nation members.  Our current Administrator, Della Mansoff, has worked in the community in various capacities for approximately 20 years.

The Lodge continues to maintain standards equivalent with those at the same level as other facilities throughout the province, and works with Manitoba Health towards bringing additional funding for our Level 4 private care home, while at the same time, maintaining the cultural uniqueness of our facility here at Sioux Valley Dakota Nation.

Our facility includes comfortable living and dining areas, a fully-equipped industrial kitchen, exercise equipment, access to a computer, an industrial laundry facility, hairdressing salon, hydrolic-lift bathtub, outdoor gazebo, and transportation services.

Our residents enjoy a variety of activity programs on a daily basis, and we are able to manage the programs through the Resident Council.  We are also pleased for work offered by our many volunteers, and seeing visitors at the Lodge also greatly enhances the lives of our residents. Along with many in house activities, the residents have enjoyed several outings to the Brandon Summer and Winter Fair, viewing of the Christmas Lights, SV School Christmas Concert, Powwows at Sioux Valley, Waywayseecappo and Birdtail Sioux.  They have enjoyed lunches out at the Dakota Diner and Smitty’s.  As well they have attended Culture Camp, Flowers Day, Veterans Day Ceremonies, Memorial Feasts and Resident funerals.  Thanks to Tiffany Pratt who continues to add creative elements to the Recreation Program.

Contact Information:

Phone number: (204) 855-2354
Fax number: (204) 855-2908