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Oceti Sakowin: The People of the Seven Council Fires

For six-hundred years we have lived under the misconception that Columbus discovered America. What he did was stumble on a land already occupied by many people and many nations. In the center of that land were a people who call themselves Oyate: "the People". This is their story, in their words. Original music composed and performed by Lakota artist, Kevin Locke. running time: 59 minutes 
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Bridging the Gap: Native American Education

Due to cultural differences and socio-economic conditions, the challenges facing Native American students are many. This video/teaching tool offers insight into the problems and possible solutions for educators of Native American young people. running time: 24:14 minutes  (View Online) (Credit List

Workshop Facilitator's Guide for teacher In-service Presentations

The Ocheti Sakowin and Bridging the Gap programs are meant to be used in in-service situations to promote strategic thinking about how to address the specific needs of Native American students as well as curriculum-level thinking and planning about when, where, and what to teach. The purpose of the guide is to offer workshop facilitators a variety of options for using the programs in teacher workshops.
(Workshop Guide)

Documents
Oglala Mythology
Web Links
Reading List
Common Lakota Terms Table
Song Translations
Dakota Pathways: A History

Press Materials
Basic Press Release
Biographies
Promotional Script
Music


Photos
Cheyenne River Indian School, S.D., circa 1900
Photo courtesy South Dakota Historical Society

Crow Creek, S.D., on the Crow Creek Reservation, about 1900
Photo courtesy South Dakota Historical Society

Two Native Americans take a ride, one on horseback, one on a travois, in South Dakota, circa 1900.
Photo courtesy South Dakota Historical Society

Nicholas Black Elk of "Black Elk Speaks" fame, South Dakota, circa 1900
Photo courtesy South Dakota Historical Society

Yanktonai Dakota camp, South Dakota, circa 1900.
Photo courtesy of the Edward S. Curtis Collection, National Archives

Three Native American riders in South Dakota, circa 1900.
Photo courtesy of the Edward S. Curtis Collection, National Archive

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To purchase a copy of Oceti Sakowin: The People of the Seven Council Fires please call
1-800-456-0766

For information on Kevin Locke and his music for Oceti Sakowin go to www.ixtlanArtists.com or call The Ixtlan Artists Group at
1-800-961-9601