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.
We are a community of stakeholders who are committed to promoting diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environments for future generations.
The SDEEC envisions a day when youth residing in the Indigenous territory of the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota have access to innovative, equitable, and inclusive educational environments that leverage the diversity of languages and cultural identities represented.
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.