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Book Banning

  • Following the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee, there were conversations over what sort of support the federal government should give to reservation schools. In a new episode of the oral history project, educational administrator John Haas and former Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer talk about changes in education and how schools often had to cut corners with their budget.
  • The Rapid City School Board heard from about a dozen teachers, parents, and community members on Tuesday, May 3, who weighed in on a plan to destroy more than 300 copies of five books. Those opposed to the books said they’re pornographic; those opposed to destroying them cited academic freedom and the unconstitutionality of book banning.