Traditional use of Tatanka (buffalo) is a PowerPoint series developed by Badlands National Park and South Dakota Public Broadcasting. The PowerPoint series includes a brief history of buffalo in South Dakota. Also, there are photos of buffalo parts, like a buffalo hide and tail. Your students are encouraged to guess the traditional use of the buffalo part and its location on the buffalo.
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SD Native American Reservations (PreK - Elementary
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SDPB Photo - The Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum
Amazing resource, including lesson plans, interviews, videos, guides, and more!
SDPB documentary about Buddy Red Bow, the Lakota country music singer/songwriter.
In The Moment
The Return Of Native Children's Remains From Federal Boarding Schools
Anne J. Whipple is from the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe. She speaks of growing up on the prairie, including horse-drawn sleigh rides, life at boarding school, and losing her parents while a child.
Mitakuye Oyasin-a traditional Lakota greeting that has taken special significance during the South Dakota state legislative session.
This older radio documentary examines subjects like treaty rights, cultural survival, poverty, respect for the elders, the role of women, urban life, casinos, and the future.
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Students from American Indian Tribal Colleges interview Elders, other students, and community members to provide a Native American perspective on climate change.
Spirit of the Dance: Wacipi
Spirit of the Dance: Wacipi explores the history and meaning of traditional Native dances.
Technology for Teen Inspiration
Gary Kills A Hundred, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, is determined to educate Indigenous youth on the benefits of drones and ground-penetrating radar. His goal is to inspire all young minds to pursue careers in science and technology and create job opportunities in South Dakota.
Canada’s discovery of more than 700 unmarked graves at the Kamloops Residential School, brings the brutal legacy of Native American Boarding Schools into the spotlight.
Thousands of Native American children were sent to Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania during the late 1800s. Now the remains of nine children who died there have returned to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.
The repatriation of 9 children’s remains to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe concluded on Saturday. Sicangu youth council and Tokala mentors accompanied their ancestors nearly 1,500 miles home from Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.
Brave Heart said he wanted to change the name of South Dakota’s tallest mountain, Harney Peak. He is living proof that one person with an idea – and the courage to act – can inspire a monumental change.
Tȟatȟáŋka na Wáta (The Buffalo and the Boat)
The Buffalo and the Boat - Lakota Picture Book
From the Lakota Language Consortium
From LLC, "The Buffalo and the Boat is an attractive bilingual picture book designed for early elementary and preschool children. It tells the entertaining story of a buffalo in his bull boat traveling down the river and meeting friends. Each different animal joins buffalo and they continue down the river until the surprise ending. Children learn basic verbs, sentence structure, animals, and numbers. Can be used for multiple lessons. Ages 3-8." (Purchase the Book)
For eleven years, Anthony Horse Road struggled to bring the ceremonial doll he calls Waki-ča Hey Wa-na into being. “I couldn’t do it until I approached it through ceremony,” he says.