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Join a collective of dedicated leaders helping to unleash the potential of the Seventh Generation. 

In South Dakota, 100 percent of our corps members teach within a Tribal Nation, and virtually all of our students are Lakota. The history and legacy of Western education in our communities is a painful one, where education has been weaponized as a tool of assimilation and genocide, and the trauma of the boarding school era runs deep. Despite being sovereign nations, Tribes have had control over their educational systems only since 1975. This history requires something different from us as educators. Our students deserve classrooms that are centers of self-determination—where students, their culture, and their knowledge are valued and centered.

Our Tiospaye // Our Family

These three Teach For America alumni came to Pine Ridge to teach and have an impact on their students. They encountered students with endless potential and a sense of community and family that had a profound impact on them and helped inspire their commitment to this community and their students.