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ERIC Number: EJ1035156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Sherry Red Owl, Stands at Dawn Woman
Crazy Bull, Cheryl
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v25 n4 May 2014
This article introduces Sherry Red Owl, also known as "Stands at Dawn Woman," because she greets each day as a new opportunity and has spent her life working at new things. She worked at Sinte Gleska University (SGU) during its founding years, taught at an elementary school when few Native teachers were employed in the school systems, and led the development of the first tribal education code in the country. She has been outspoken and active against the social injustice that stems from inequity in education. She earned her education degree from the University of South Dakota and taught for several years in the Todd County School District. Having experienced various types of educational institutions growing up--public and consolidated public schools, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) boarding school, and Roman Catholic mission school--Red Owl understands the many ways that such institutions impact children. Red Owl also worked to incorporate Lakota culture into curriculum. When she was young, there were no Lakota studies courses and little regarding tribal nations was included in school curriculum. Even South Dakota history courses did not recognize the role that Indian residents played in the state's development. Red Owl says her goal is to build a nation where the people know where every child is and how every child is doing. Social interaction at community gatherings, school events, and in other settings inspires her and helps keep her focused on the well-being of children.
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Language: English
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