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About the Curriculum

Lakota Circles of Hope (LCH) is an innovative culturally specific prevention curriculum that teaches students how to use Lakota culture to deal more effectively with risky behaviors such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco usage, bullying, and suicide.  The curriculum is intended to foster a positive Lakota identity and enhance students’ understanding and appreciation of Lakota culture.  LCH traditional Lakota values comprise the core of the classroom-based prevention curriculum.

Respect – Waohola

Generosity – Wacantognaka

Bravery – Woohitika

Fortitude – Wowacintanka

Wisdom – Woksape

Wopila Tanka to Albert White Hat Sr. and Dianne Merrick for the assistance with the Lakota/Dakota language element. 

To learn more or request more information, please contact us!

Lakota Circles of Hope
529 Kansas City Street, Suite 100
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: (605) 348-6086
Fax: (605) 348-1050
Email: css@cssrapidcity.com

Elementary School Curriculum Developers: Paula Long Fox, M.A., Barbara Gregg-Jones, M.A., Dr. John Usera, Ph.D., and CSS Staff. Not pictured Lydia Whirlwind Soldier, M.A. 

Middle School Curriculum Developers: Barry Mann, B.S. Ed., April Fallis, CAC, Dr. John Usera, Ph.D., Dr. Jennifer Sierra, Ph.D., Ann-Marie Amiotte, B.A., Deacon Marlin Leneaugh, Manny Iron Hawk, and CSS Staff

2nd-5th Grade Elementary School Toolkit

6th Grade Middle School Toolkit