Oglala Lakota County School District Presentation

Jr. Bettelyoun, creator and online instructor of “Developing Lessons for Oceti Sakowin Standards,” invited the CAIRNS director to zoom into the class meeting and talk about the developmental history of the South Dakota Department of Education’s Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings. The screen shot above was taken—with permission—just before the class began. He also asked the director to talk about the “Teaching American Indian History” professional development courses and the “Lakota Lands & Identities” Classrooms on Wheels traveling seminars that CAIRNS developed.