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Red Cloud Alumni Become Leaders in the Movement for Language Revitalization

On a frigid February morning, Red Cloud graduate Elyssa Sierra Concha ’13 climbed the marble steps of the South Dakota State Capital in Pierre. She wanted to be there early to prepare to testify in support of SB126, newly introduced legislation that would make the three dialects of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ—Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota—the official indigenous languages of South Dakota.

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Click HERE to see Education Week's comprehensive piece on Education in Indian Country.

HERE is AMERICA Magazine's documentary "Jesuit and Lakota: Graduation at Red Cloud".


Click HERE to watch 20/20 special "Hidden America: Children of the Plains".

Click HERE to see the Pine Ridge Community Storytelling Project from National Geographic.