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OFFICE OF INDIAN EDUCATION

SDCL 1-54-11: Office of Indian Education established. The Office of Indian Education is hereby established within the Department of Tribal Relations. The Office of Indian Education shall support initiatives in order that South Dakota's students and public school instructional staff become aware of and gain an appreciation of South Dakota's unique American Indian culture. The secretary of the Department of Tribal Relations shall appoint an Indian Education Advisory Council. The council shall consist of representatives of all nine tribes in South Dakota along with Native American educators from all parts of the state. The nine representatives of the tribes shall be appointed from nominations submitted by the tribal councils of each of the tribes. The council members shall serve for three-year terms. Source: SL 2007, ch 82, � 1; SDCL � 13-1-47; SL 2019, ch 235 (Ex. Ord. 19-1), � 20, eff. Apr. 14, 2019.

SDCL 1-54-12: Indian Education Advisory Council to consult with Department of Education regarding Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings. The Department of Education shall consult with the Indian Education Advisory Council within the Department of Tribal Relations to develop and review the Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings. The consultation process shall align with the standards revision cycle established by the Board of Education Standards pursuant to � 13-3-48. Source: SL 2007, ch 82, � 3; SDCL � 13-1-49; SL 2019, ch 235 (Ex. Ord. 19-1), � 21, eff. Apr. 14, 2019.