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 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.
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.