The Indian Education Advisory Council was formed to address the achievement gap between Native and non-Native students in South Dakota. The council is advisory in form and function. It has representation from the following entities: all tribes in South Dakota, South Dakota Board of Education, Bureau of Indian Education, Tribal Education Departments, South Dakota Education Association, South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations, South Dakota Board of Regents, and school districts that possess a significant American Indian population and/or reside in the proximity of a significant tribal population.

The mission of the South Dakota Indian Education Advisory Council is to promote the highest quality of education for all American Indian children in South Dakota that is based in cultural relevancy and produces positive educational outcomes.

   Advisory Council Members

Upcoming Meeting:

Dec. 13, 2017

Past Meetings:

Sept. 24, 2017 Meeting Minutes
July 10, 2017 - Meeting Postponed
April 28, 2017
Feb. 10, 2017
Feb. 19, 2016
April 22, 2016
July 18, 2016
Sept. 25, 2016


Mato Standing High, Indian Education Director, (605) 280-7964
Marta Neuman, Administrative Assistant

South Dakota Department of Education, Office of Indian Education
800 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501
Telephone: (605) 773-8194