The origin of the word 'Oyate', is derived from the Dakota language, meaning “people." The mission of the Oyate Group is to serve “The People.” We are a 501(c)3 and our mission is to alleviate poverty by a three-prong strategy: first is to educate and inform, the second is to provide resources and services and lastly to create sustainable and holistic structures to empower our underdeveloped communities all across New York City.


"When we lift up the most vulnerable neighbors, we lift up the entire nation."

Tomas Ramos



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