Action to oppose the recently proposed updates to SD’s social studies standards by Governor Noem and the South Dakota Department of Education and uplift demands for inclusive, historically accurate education for all students in South Dakota
NDN Collective will host their 2nd Annual Backpack Giveaway for PreK-12 grade students in the Rapid City area on Tuesday, September 7th. Pre-registration will also be available for the Oceti Sakowin Community Academy, the Indigenous-led school being opened by NDN Collective in partnership with NISN
"This type of intentional humiliation and maltreatment of Native People on the streets of Rapid City, and inside of its institutions is directly connected to the racism and violence against Native Peoples that is part and parcel to the foundation of this country."
"NDN Collective is here to do our best to stand up for Native people and build communities that create real opportunities for transformation and change. We will continue to protect our people on the streets while we create jobs, improve education, and build a more equitable future."
NDN Collective joins the South Dakota Education Equity Coalition’s call for public comment on the blatant erasure of Oceti Sakowin history in South Dakota’s newly proposed social studies standards and encourages supporters to call elected officials, the Secretary of Education, and their local school districts to advocate against this erasure.