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.

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.  Discover time-saving free resources and lesson plans which make incorporation of the OSEU into your classes easier.

Access additional lesson plans, teaching videos, and other resources through the WoLakota Project:  https://www.wolakotaproject.org/
North Dakota has adopted similar teachings.  Those resources are available here:  https://teachingsofourelders.org/