SVDN – New School Media Statement (2023.05.23)

🎉 Amazing news! The Chief and Council of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation have officially started the monument step to bring TWO brand new schools, doubling the size of our community’s educational facilities! We will be working with the community over the next 9 to 12 months to finalize the designs of these schools, which we anticipate to open in October 2025.

🏫 But that’s not all – the design of the new schools will incorporate and celebrate Dakota culture, heritage, and practices! We’re committed to creating a learning environment that reflects our unique cultural identity, values, and beliefs.

🌟 We believe that incorporating Dakota culture into the schools will foster a sense of identity, pride, and belonging among our students. The new schools will feature Dakota-inspired architectural elements, artwork, and décor, and traditional teachings, language, and practices will be integrated into the curriculum.

👉 Our commitment to incorporating Dakota culture and practices into the design and curriculum of the new schools reflects our belief in the importance of preserving and promoting our rich cultural heritage. We look forward to working with the community to create an inclusive and responsive learning environment that celebrates our unique identity.

Thank you for your support.