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“Gathering into a circle, with hope”

Lakota Circles of Hope (LCH) is an innovative culturally specific prevention curriculum that teaches students how to use Lakota culture to deal more effectively with risky behaviors such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco usage, bullying, and suicide. 

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“Gathering into a circle, with hope”

Lakota Circles of Hope (LCH) is an innovative culturally specific prevention curriculum that teaches students how to use Lakota culture to deal more effectively with risky behaviors such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco usage, bullying, and suicide. 

View curriculum      Request More Information

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“Gathering into a circle, with hope”

Lakota Circles of Hope (LCH) is an innovative culturally specific prevention curriculum that teaches students how to use Lakota culture to deal more effectively with risky behaviors such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco usage, bullying, and suicide. 

View curriculum      Request More Information

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“Gathering into a circle, with hope”

Lakota Circles of Hope (LCH) is an innovative culturally specific prevention curriculum that teaches students how to use Lakota culture to deal more effectively with risky behaviors such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco usage, bullying, and suicide. 

View curriculum      Request More Information

About the
Curriculum

Lakota Circles of Hope (LCH) is a proven 10-week, culturally based, prevention curriculum that uses South Dakota values to teach students how to deal effectively with risky behaviors through Lakota traditions and culture.


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Waohola
Respect
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Wacantognaka
Generosity
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Woohitika
Bravery
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Wowacintanka
Fortitude
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Woksape
Wisdom
Curriculum
Includes

Lakota Circles of Hope teaches South Dakota values in a new way.
Indigenous and non-indigenous students are taught how to deal effectively with risky behaviors.

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Unlimited Access

Registered educators have unlimited access to the curriculum.

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Interactive Stories

Listen to Native American elders tell powerful Lakota stories.

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Expert Training

An all-new online training walks educators through each step of using the curriculum.

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Meets Standards

LCH meets content standards from the South Dakota DOE and meets Oceti Sakowin Essential Understanding and Standards.

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Tool Kits

Tool kits are an essential hands-on element to teach the curriculum and keeps kids engaged.

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Support & Coaching

Our LCH team is here to assist you with any implementation or technical challenges.

SPECIAL OFFER. The first 25 organizations to sign up receive a free toolkit.
Over $800 in savings!

Watch. Listen. Practice. Learn.

Lakota Circles of Hope has been implemented since 2012. It was updated in 2023 to address more contemporary issues like social media, mobile devices, cyber bullying, etc. 

The content of the curriculum was migrated to a digital format, making its implemenation more convenient for educators.

The LCH curriculum is centered on a positive and unifying idea of Tiospaye — that we are all
in the same family. LCH seeks to build bridges so that every student knows how sacred and
valuable they are.

Sample
Lessons

Explore the Elementary and Middle School Sample Lessons below.

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Choosing Your Path

Elementary School (3rd Grade - Lesson 6)

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Who Is In Control?

Middle School (6th Grade - Lesson 8)

Generosity – Wacantognaka. We are grateful for your support.
Every gift, large or small, makes a positive difference. Wopila Tanka!
LCH
Testimonials

Final LCH study provides preliminary evidence that, when delivered with fidelity, LCH contributes to statistically significant changes in risk behaviors.

Bill - Native American Educator

“Now more than ever, students learning skills to avoid risky behaviors is an essential component in education. Lakota Circles of Hope is a program that is rooted in Native American traditions that teaches the Native American values."

Cynthia - LCH Teacher

“Eagle Butte Upper Elementary School uses Lakota Circles of Hope curriculum as a part of daily classes. LCH has provided our students with a positive foundation for their present and future decisions regarding making healthy choices.”

Stacey - LCH Teacher

“The lesson plans are very easy to follow, and the lessons are age-appropriate. Students love the interactive lessons and participating in discussions.”

Lynne - LCH Donor

“I learned about Lakota Circles of Hope and this is a curriculum that should be offered to ALL South Dakota students.  All South Dakota children would benefit from Lakota Circles of Hope.”

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Successful
Students

Lakota Circles of Hope helps kids where they are at – to do what they can and to believe in themselves.

What I like is that we get to tell our dreams – I want to be a paleontologist.

Ethan - LCH Student


We learn good lessons and how to use them in our lives.

Hope - LCH Student
Have
Questions?

Address
529 Kansas City Street, Suite 100
Rapid City, SD 57701

Phone
Office: (605) 348-6086
Fax: (605) 348-1050

Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 12pm