US – Educating the Native American Indians

On May 19, 47 students graduated from the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Native American Indian Reservation in South Dakota, including six individuals who have been at Red Cloud since Kindergarten. Jesuits have been ministering and educating on the Pine Ridge Reservation since the 1800s with the High School opening in 1937. Tiara Little, the class Valedictorian, closed her valedictory with a quote by Mohandas K. Gandhi, one that is superbly expressive of the Lakota and Ignatian values of generosity and service that Red Cloud espouses, and one that she says she has grown to live by: “In order to find yourself, you must live in the service of others.” Read more…