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Honoring The Old and New

Honoring the Old and the New As we begin the new year, I want to take a moment to thank you for your friendship and support in the 2018-2019 school year. We were able to provide nearly 4,000 Native students with scholarships. I see a very bright year ahead, thanks to...
What Cannot Be Taken from Me

What Cannot Be Taken from Me

By Sheyenne Lafferty, Oglala Lakota College Growing up, my parents always taught me that my education is the most important accomplishment in life. My mother never graduated from high school, so she has always pushed my siblings and I to never give up. Now that we are...

The Past, The Future… And The Present

The Past, The Future… And The Present Happy Native American Heritage Month to you! As we once again take the time to look back and honor our ancestors while at the same time keeping a watchful eye on the future, I find my thoughts drawn to the present. This is...

Making Back to School a Positive Experience

Making Back to School a Positive Experience I have two favorite times of the year: graduation, when we see Native students walk across the stage to receive hard-earned diplomas, and back to school, when we watch a whole new class of students – and returning classes of...