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

A Community-Based Model of

Indigenous Education

Legislation

Create legislation to support a community-based model of
Indigenous education.

Issues

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

Outcomes

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 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.

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