Pine Ridge 20/20 Special Tonight

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I don’t normally support watching news reports, but I lived in South Dakota, taught Lakota Sioux, and my heart goes out to them and their wonderful sense of family. Watching the video clip promoting the show tonight, I was reminded of one day while I was teaching art (there were no art teachers at our school), I put on an Indian music CD for them to listen to while they worked. When my first graders heard it, heads immediately popped up from their projects. They sat motionless for a moment, listening. Then, three girls jumped out of their seats, went to the back of the room, and started dancing. By the time the 30 minute CD was done, about half the boys and all the girls, including me, were at the back of the room dancing and laughing. It was a good teaching day.

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