The Oglala Lakota Sioux

Along our journey, we came across stories of The Lakota Sioux. Since the violent beginning, progression, and continuation of what is now the United States of America, the indigenous of this land have taken the full force of civilization head-on. Without sacrificing integrity, The Lakota Sioux have persevered. They represent true resistance. They inspire us to challenge, engage, and endure. One of the most powerful symbols of their strong warrior spirit is revealed in preparation for battle when war horses receive an upside down red handprint signifying a do-or-die mission. This bravery is unmatched. We hold this magnificent symbol and sacred culture with the utmost respect. We feel a kinship with The Lakota Sioux and believe we share in the same struggle to move beyond civilization. We worked with The Oglala Lakota Sioux, designer Shelby Mullin, and artist Amy Mullin to create the symbol for our do-or-die mission.

Learn about the struggles, victories, and lives of The Oglala Lakota Sioux. Read about the issues of the community, including how they are fighting the Keystone pipeline. Read their history and even plan a visit. If you are interested in making a contribution to The Oglala Lakota Sioux, please feel free to contact them here.

The activities of The Oglala Lakota College have Lakota people employed in teaching, nursing, human services, business, computer, and vocational positions providing services and support to the people and families of Pine Ridge Reservation. Click here to visit the OLC website.