Philomine Lakota has been nominated for the Life Changer of the Year Award from National Life Group. She has taught the Lakota language at Red Cloud for nearly a decade and has championed language revitalization efforts throughout the community.
As a fluent community elder, she is widely regarded as a keeper of the Lakota language and culture and has been instrumental in the creation of the nation’s first comprehensive K-12 Lakota language curriculum at Red Cloud Indian School. She has presented at regional and national conferences on education and language preservation and is seen as a role model and Uŋčí (Grandmother) by her colleagues and the students she teaches.
Read more about Philomine's nomination and see why the community supports her in her tireless work!
|Click HERE to see Education Week's comprehensive piece on Education in Indian Country.
Click HERE to read the Rapid City Journal's piece on Red Cloud's K-12 Lakȟóta language curriculum.
|Click HERE to watch 20/20 special "Hidden America: Children of the Plains".
Click HERE to see the Pine Ridge Community Storytelling Project from National Geographic.