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SD Native American Reservations (PreK - Elementary

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SD Native American Reservations (PreK - Elementary
SD Native American Reservations (PreK - Elementary
Native American Winter Counts (PreK - Elementary)
Native American Winter Counts (PreK - Elementary)
Boarding School Video (PreK - Elementary)
Boarding School Video (PreK - Elementary)
Land Stewardship (PreK - Elementary)
Land Stewardship (PreK - Elementary)

Videos, Interactives, Lesson Plans, and More!

Traditional use of Tatanka (buffalo)

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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SDPB Photo - The Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum

Waniyetu Wowapi (winter count)

Amazing resource, including lesson plans, interviews, videos, guides, and more!   

Red Bow

SDPB documentary about Buddy Red Bow, the Lakota country music singer/songwriter.

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Boarding Schools

In The Moment 

The Return Of Native Children's Remains From Federal Boarding Schools


The Tribes of Dakota

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. 

Where Words Touch the Earth

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.

Wind Cave National Park

Lakota Emergence Story

An Oral Recitation of a Version of the Lakota Emergence Story


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

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