North Dakota Senate Bill 2304, passed in 2021, requires all elementary and secondary public and nonpublic schools in the state to include curriculum on Native American history. This includes implementation within the required North Dakota Studies, which provides emphasis on the geography, history, agriculture and the federally recognized Indian tribes in the state, in the fourth and eighth grades. One unit of United States history will include Native American tribal history.
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Assorted Resources

Prairie Public, working with material from this DPI project, is publishing a series of excerpts from interviews with Native American elders.  They come out once a week as part of Prairie Public’s popular “Dakota Datebook” series.  These are short (three-minute) audio pieces with an accompanying transcript.  Look at the series here. The podcast is available on most podcast platforms.

Lakota Virtues Videos

Learn the language and meaning of seven traditional Lakota virtuesWe are excited to share this set of resources created by the South Dakota Office of Indian Education . These are seven brief videos highlighting seven traditional Lakota values as shared by Lakota Elders. We know educators and community members alike will find great uses for these videos and the important traditional teachings that they embody.

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