South Dakota Department of Education
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.

VISION

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

MISSION

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

CONTACT

Marta Neuman, Administrative Assistant

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