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Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings & Standards

Oceti Sakowin [oh-CHEH-tee shaw-KOH-we] means “Seven Council Fires” and refers collectively to the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people.
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Published: November 2023

Combat the rise of intolerance and conflict in society by promoting appreciation and understanding of our differences. Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings (OSEU) uses existing state standards in your content area. 

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