For USD medical biology freshman Steven Wilson, singing the National Anthem isn't just about honoring his country, it’s also about honoring his heritage. Watch as he sings the National Anthem in Lakota.
Painting graduate student Keith BraveHeart, painting student Inkpa Mani (Javier Lara-Ruiz) and ceramics student Elizabeth Skye speak about their collaboration on the public art mural project for the Native American Cultural Center on the USD campus.
Tamee Livermont relates her experiences at USD in Medical Biology, Native American Studies, and the Native American Cultural Center.
At the University of South Dakota, you'll find your fit in your new campus community as a student and respected Native American leader.
You'll find your home.
Take some time to explore our majors and programs. Watch our stories of how we're learning and thriving at USD. Or visit us during Native American Weekend (or a time the best fits your schedule) and experience for yourself the family and community of USD.
This is the University of South Dakota. We are your extended family.
This is home.
Held in conjunction with the Building Bridges Conference and Tiospaye Student Council's annual traditional Wacipi (pow wow), Native American Weekend Visit provides Native American high school students and their counselors the opportunity to experience the college setting while gaining an increased awareness about the importance of persistence in education.