Our unit on Indigenous Life and Modernization looks at the pressures and opportunities that come from living in two worlds. On the one hand, honoring traditions and heritage, while on the other, living in a continually greater globalized context.

The work of the A’ma Freedom School provides a great example of a way to bridge this divide. While the children within this Lakota Sioux community attend public schools, they also have the ability to attend the A’ma Freedom School at which they receive teachings about cultural skill building, Lakota thought and philosophy, critical thinking skills, and Lakota Identity in a modern world.

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