WoLakota Seeks To Increase Cultural Awareness In Education

Apr 26, 2015

The US Department of Education is taking note of a project in South Dakota that aims to connect teachers with the wisdom of Lakota elders.

A flyer for the Teach to Lead meeting backed by the U.S. Department of Education that focuses on the WoLakota project in South Dakota.

For years the graduation rates for Native American students has not kept pace with their non-native peers, especially in some school districts like Rapid City.   The WoLakota Project is one of the efforts to improve outcomes for Native students in South Dakota.   

SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray reports the WoLakota project is taking a new approach using technology to capture and share the cultural wisdom of Lakota elders.