Native American History and Culture
The Indian Land Tenure Foundation awarded the South Dakota Department of Education $40,000 to enhance the state’s teaching of its rich Native American history and culture.
With money from the grant, South Dakota schools will develop a curriculum that spans school subjects—extending beyond history and social studies and into language arts, science, and math—and establish a steering committee to integrate Native American topics into existing state standards.
The committee will include nine members from each of the states’ nine tribes.
The foundation’s Web site offers more information about grants available from the Indian Land Tenure Foundation.