Black Hills FCU Pledges Support for Dupree Lakota Club
We're excited to partner with the Dupree School District's Lakota Club to provide further language and cultural education opportunities for students on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. We recently pledged to give $1,500, dispersed over the course of the next three years, to the student-organized club.
The Lakota Club gives students in first through twelfth grade much needed opportunities to participate in after-school activities focused on the Lakota culture, including learning the language, singing, hand games, beading and much more. Our donation will help to ensure the club continues to remain active for many years to come.
“It’s inspiring to see the efforts being made by these students to learn more about their cultural heritage and traditions, as well as family and community values,” said Robyn Miller, Manager of BHFCU’s Cheyenne River Member Service Center. “At BHFCU, we’re proud to support unique cultural experiences in our communities that encourage student success and promote our mission to Improve Lives.”
Students established the Lakota Club in December of 2016, after nearly four years without a Lakota language and cultural teacher in the Dupree School District. Dedicated volunteers from the community organize and lead many of the after-school activities.