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For generations, Lakota people had a strong education system that effectively conveyed practical skills and knowledge, shared cultural values, and instilled a sense of self-worth and identity. The Sicangu Education Initiative is working to revitalize these principles of Lakota education within a modern context.
Wakanyeja Tokeyahci is the first fully-immersive elementary school on the Rosebud Reservation.
Learn more about the school, meet the staff, and find resources over on the school's homepage.
We offer a variety of skill development programs for youth. We are the largest employer of youth on the Rosebud Reservation, thanks to our robust internship that has grown each year.
Sicangu CDC partners with other local organizations to offer scholarships and to help demystify the college application and enrollment process.
We have always worked as part of a holistic ecosystem with a shared mission and shared values, but now we are making the relationship between our organizations more explicit and intentional. Learn more by visiting our new website. This website will remain active in the short term, but will be phased out in the coming months.