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Native America Calling: Limiting Indigenous history in schools
Your National Electronic Talking Circle
Monday, August 16, 2021

South Dakota’s Department of Education drastically reduced the number of references to Oceti Sakowin in school social studies standards recommended by a working group of educators, public officials and parents.

That would limit lessons on important concepts like treaties, the development of the state’s reservations and key historical figures.

At the same time, tribes in Montana are suing the state for failing to adequately comply with a constitutional mandate to integrate Indigenous lessons into public education.

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