PO Box 557, Black Hawk, SD 57718 (402) 867-4241

A Community-Based Model of

Indigenous Education


Support community-based models of Indigenous education.


Evidence of current data shows that our Indigenous students are far behind their non-Indigenous counterparts due to systems that are failing Indigenous youth.


Indigenous students in South Dakota will experience greater access to educational opportunities on the path to educational equity.

About the Coalition

We are a community of stakeholders who are committed to promoting diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environments for future generations.

Vision Statement​

The SDEEC envisions a day when Indigenous youth living in South Dakota have access to innovative, equitable, and inclusive educational environments so they can grow, thrive, exercise self-determination with audacity, and be unapologetically who they are.

Priorities of the Coalition

The South Dakota Education Equity Coalition (SDEEC) has identified the following 5 Priority Areas of current focus. The priority areas have been identified based on community needs, member initiatives, and current projects in South Dakota. We welcome parents/guardians, educators, practitioners, advocates and community members to join us in this work.

Fiscally sponsored by the NACA Inspired Schools Network