Native American Books, Authors, and Resources
A working guide for educators, librarians, school counselors and other support staff as they seek to develop their literary collections.

American Indian Resource List
SD State Library curated list includes links for library and classroom collection development, resources specific to South Dakota tribes, and more

Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings & Standards (OSEU)
Foundational concepts for teaching about the history and culture of the Oceti Sakowin

OSEU Instructional Resources
Culturally appropriate resources to aid in the teaching of the Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings & Standards

South Dakota Office of Indian Education
An office of the South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations

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NAME JOB TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Laura Kelly Children & Youth Services Coordinator 1-605-773-5066
Brenda Hemmelman Collection Services Librarian 1-605-773-5075
Kathleen Slocum Continuing Education Coordinator 1-605-773-8438
Kim Bonen Digital Resources Coordinator 1-605-295-3174
Cheyenne Chontos Library Technology Coordinator 1-605-295-4330
Shawn Behrends State Data Coordinator 1-605-280-5834
Brenda Hemmelman Interim State Librarian 1-605-773-3131