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Afterschool Program

Our afterschool program is called: “Itancan Wapaksika Kagapi" -Creating Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.


It is proven that a student’s willingness to engage in science activities increases when they are linked to the Oglala Lakota culture.

The programming is modeled to teach leadership skills, as well as, fundamental aspects of college preparation.


The current locations the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee, SD.


Topics and Activities include:

  • Wolakota (Oglala Lakota way of life)

  • Leadership (Oglala Lakota Kinship)

  • Community involvement-Service Learning Projects

  • Environmental Stewardship

  • Buffalo Sciences

  • Native Medicinal Plants

  • Oglala Lakota Traditional Foods 

  • Astronomy (Creation stories, constellations, special sky events)

  • Geology (Creation Stories, Lakota land uses)

  • Equine Sciences (Lakota Horsemanship)

  • Oglala Lakota Physics (Archery, Lodge building, Fluvial Morphology)

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