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Faith Spotted Eagle


Faith is a founding grandmother of the Brave Heart Society, supervised by a group of community grandmothers called the Unci Circle, which is dedicated to restoring endangered and lost cultural practices to heal the wounds endured by the Lakota, Nakota and Dakota peoples. This process of restoration is decidedly community-driven: “We can’t wait for someone to do right by us, so we have to do it ourselves. I think our prophecies with our native people have indicated that there will be a time when we absolutely have to stand up, and this is that time.”


Ihanktonwan Oyate spiritual leader and elder


Testifying at hearing


The WoLakota Project is a partnership between TIE and the SD Department of Education which aims to improve learning opportunities for all students, Native and Non-Native, in South Dakota.