A Lakota-centered educational setting, provides Indigenous learners with a strong sense of identity, confidence, and ability to navigate any system they encounter…because they know who they are.
We are working in partnership with Winyan Wakan Owayawa in Porcupine, SD providing services to learners in grades K-8. Check back for updates!
Lakota-centered schools cannot simply replicate the same pedagogical approaches found in traditional (dominant) K-12 institutions and sprinkle them with language and culture. Rather, language and culture should be deeply embedded in students' learning along with connections to land, place, and others. These approaches naturally promote critical thinking and problem solving skills.
In partnership with Peace Development Fund and Winyan Wakan Owayawa