South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations
Office of Indian Education

This office was established to assist the Secretary of Education, while working in conjunction with the Indian Education Advisory Council, to address the educational challenges that face American Indian students in South Dakota. It works to identify innovative strategies that aim to close the achievement gap between Native and non-Native students; promote educational models that are culturally relevant and where possible, create partnerships between the public school sector, the Bureau of Indian Education and tribal schools.




To close the achievement gap in the American Indian student population ln South Dakota.


To inspire collaboration across South Dakota by providing strategies to improve educational outcomes for American Indian students.


Juliana White Bull - Taken Alive, Director

Office of Indian Education, South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations
302 E. Dakota Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501
Telephone: (605) 773-5975