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.
Circle of Nations History.pdf
American Indian School a far Cry from the Past. npr.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
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.
Oyate-About Us. www.oyate.org
City of Wahpeton. www.wahpeton.com