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Our mission of Little Wound School is to empower the students to function successfully in the 21st Century. Students will display individual, unique qualities and virtues indigenous to their culture, effectively use survival skills, apply positive coping skills, demonstrate strong self-esteem, communicate effectively in speaking and writing, appropriately solve problems, function as life-long learners, and promote a positive community influence.


Little Wound School recognizes the importance of an education for the future leaders of the Oglala Lakota Nation. Therefore, we will continue to provide for the needs of the individuals and incorporate the Lakota value in assisting students to acquire academic and social skills necessary for a productive life in modern society.

The school and community have the following aspirations for the students of Little Wound School:

* To develop to their maximum capacity the ability to express themselves freely and creatively, to think critically, and to make wise and responsible choices
* To become productive persons who contribute to their community, people and nation and who are able to compete in the Indian and non-Indian society
* To live a healthy life in a harmonious and peaceful way, to make good use of their leisure time, and to be happy
* To have pride in their culture and career and have respect for themselves, their people and other people
* To exercise confidence and self-discipline
* To take part in the functions of a democratic government
* To recognize the importance of education and to develop a positive attitude toward school
* To become aware of, understand and identify with the Indian cultural and philosophical values
* To learn from the examples and experiences taken from the society in which they live
* To do those deeds for which Indian people have been honored in the Indian way for generations.

Our district is located in Kyle, South Dakota, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Little Wound School is a publicly funded organization
Enrollment: 950
No. of Schools: 1

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