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In the fall of 2016, a group representing Dakotas America gathered inside Rockyford School’s Cultural Heritage room to listen as teachers told stories of hope for the future of Pine Ridge.
“Principal Monica Whirlwind Horse and her staff took us on a wonderful tour of the school and then brought us together in their Cultural Heritage room, a large circular space filled with artifacts and cultural displays. She told us the meaning behind the buffalo hide in the center of the circle,” explains Lin Van Hofwegen, Managing Director of Dakotas America. “In the past, the buffalo provided everything they needed – food, shelter, warmth. Today, she told us, education is our buffalo.”
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