Voices / Generations Indigenous Ways
On the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, located in South Dakota, Oglala Lakota youth are learning the science behind their cultural traditions. They study the physics of bow design, the mathematics behind beadwork, and the geology of their land and creation stories. The Indigenous Science curriculum weaves together STEM education and Oglala Lakota values through after-school programs, seasonal camps and science camps. Generations Indigenous Ways builds leadership, creates future scientists and land stewards, and preserves Lakota culture through the excitement of discovery and the scientific method. Kids pass their learning back to their families, and often family members become volunteers, strengthening the community behind the program even further. Learn more about Generations Indigenous Ways.