A new generation of youth share their songs with pride
This interview posted above is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment, hosted by Lori Walsh.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland was in South Dakota in October to hear stories from Native American elders about their experiences at Indian boarding schools.
At many of those boarding schools, students were harshly punished for speaking their language and sharing their traditional culture.
But here's something else that happened during Secretary Haaland's visit ... something that perhaps went unnoticed in the larger story of truth and reconciliation.
Children gathered to sing (with pride) for the nation's first indigenous cabinet secretary.
Here are the Rosebud Singers from Rosebud elementary singing for Secretary Haaland in Mission, South Dakota.