By Elizabeth Bailey, Villanova University 


Native students are often forgotten about in our nation’s discussion on education despite urgent need for reform. A history of Indian education policy focused on removal, assimilation, and extratribal management has left massive institutional barriers that prevent Native youth from reaching their full potential. This is especially true in North and South Dakota, where Native youth make up a significant portion of the statewide student body but have some of the most concerning educational outcomes in the country.

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