Our Mission and Purpose

Our Mission                               

The stakeholders of Circle of Nations have looked very carefully at the Mission and Vision statements of the Bureau of Indian Education. We have drafted a school improvement plan which is aligned with the mission, purpose and goals of the legal entities which represent all of the stakeholders. The Bureau of Indian Education states that our schools’ vision for Native American children is “uniting to promote healthy communities through lifelong learners.” In addition, the mission of the Bureau of Indian Education is stated as follows: “Providing quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with the tribe’s needs for cultural and economic well-being and in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian Tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities. The BIE shall manifest consideration of the whole person, taking into account the spiritual, mental, physical and cultural aspects of the person within family and Tribal or Alaska Native village contexts.

More Related Links and History of CNS

 

Circle of Nations History.pdf

American Indian School a far Cry from the Pastnpr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17645287

Woodrow W. Keeble. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_W._Keeble

Story of Master Sergeant Woodrow Wilson Keeble

Sam Hill Learn More

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate www.state.sd.us/oia/sisswah.asp

Sota Iya ye Yapi weekly newspaper (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate history & culture, weekly photos, commentary)http://www.earthskyweb.com/sota.html

EssModern American Poetry: About Indian Boarding Schools. Photographic history, articles, links, references at http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/a_f/erdrich/boarding/index.htm

YouTube Videos of Past Students and Staff

WACIPI WANAGI/GHOST DANCE

WIIGWAASSABAKOON/BIRCH BARK SCROLLS 

We Are Alive

LOVESICK BLUES

ESTHER HORNE

STAR QUILTS

Laura Youngbird

 

 

PBS Indian Country Diaries: Indian Boarding Schools. Contains video clip and mentions former W.I.S. students (Metha Bercier, Leonard Peltier, Dennis Banks) and teacher Esther Horne.

http://www.pbs.org/indiancountry/history/boarding.html

http://indiancountrydiaries.org/toolkits.html

Oyate-About Us. www.oyate.org

City of Wahpeton. www.wahpeton.com