The Warfield Moose Cultural Society (WMCS) was formed as a 501c3 non-profit. The society is named in honor of Warfield Moose, Sr. an esteemed Lakota educator who was a teacher and mentor to the youth on the Pine Ridge Reservation. He was a man who believed that life was precious, saw the good in people, and dedicated himself to keeping the teachings and traditions of the Lakota alive for generations to come. His respect for humanity and unwavering commitment to the ways made him respected and beloved by students, fellow teachers and the community at large.
The Mission of the Warfield Moose Cultural Society is to deepen cultural understanding and connection to the teachings and practices of the Lakota. WMCS does this by bringing generations of Lakota wisdom and understanding to people everywhere, especially those a sincere desire to learn and grow spiritually.
In 2012, the National Center for Craftsmanship partnered with the Warfield Moose Cultural Society. Through a generous grant from Explore.org, a division of the Annenberg Foundation, they completed several projects, including renovation of the Warfield Moose Sr. Memorial Sundance Grounds and digitizing and archiving hundreds of hours of ceremonial talks, and teachings from Lakota Elders.