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Tuesday, April 18, 2023 – Erasing tribes in South Dakota schools

It’s coming down to the wire for the South Dakota State Board of Education Standards to decide on the social studies standards submitted by the state Department of Education. Those standards took out many references to Indigenous history recommended by a workgroup comprised of tribal representatives and educators from across the state. Tuesday on Native America Calling, we find out why South Dakota’s nine tribes and the state School Superintendents Association oppose the standards as written with Dr. Sherry Johnsoneducation director for the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate); Sarah White (Oglala Lakota), executive director of the South Dakota Education Equity Coalition; and Josie Green (Oglala Lakota), executive director for Waawanglake, the South Dakota region of Teach for America.

Break 1 music: New Way Of Life (song) William Horncloud (artist) Rabbit Dance Songs Of The Lakota (album)

Break 2 music: A Song for Mosom (song) Fawn Wood Featuring Alan DiPerna (artist) Kikāwiynaw (album)