• Seventeenth Annual Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the Territory of Dakota, 1886
• From 1931: The School Laws of South Dakota
• From 1952: Facts About Schools and School District Reorganization in South Dakota
• From 1968: South Dakota Teacher Certification Regulations
• The list of suggested activities teachers received during the South Dakota Centennial in 1989
“WoLakota” implies balance and coming together. The WoLakota project supports students in high-need schools, pairing trained mentor-teachers with new teachers and providing Courage to Teach circles to tend to the "hearts" of each.
Mentors support the embedding of the Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings (OSEU) into practice, complementing the Common Core. The OSEU address the achievement gap of American Indian students by embracing their identity, and promote cultural understanding among non-native students and teachers.
Lakota Elder Dottie LeBeau says, “When we approach teaching with one worldview…we create systems of failure in our schools.”
WoLakota closes the circle into a system of understanding and success.