One Book South Dakota Author Tour Introduction
Nick Estes, Kul Wicasa [kuhl wee-CHAH-shah] and a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, recently joined the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. Before that, he served as an Assistant Professor in the American Studies Department at the University of New Mexico, and he was the American Democracy Fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. Estes is not only a historian and author, but also a co-founder of The Red Nation, an Indigenous resistance organization. His research engages colonialism and global Indigenous histories, with a focus on decolonization, U.S. imperialism, environmental justice, anti-capitalism, and the Oceti Sakowin [oh-CHEH-tee shah-KOH-wee].
We are pleased to have Nick Estes join us on his statewide tour as the author of the 2022 One Book South Dakota, Our History Is the Future. Welcome, Nick!
Sinte Gleska Nursing Department held their annual Pinning Ceremony on July 1, 2022. Five students were honored for their dedication and commitment to completing this strenuous course work.
The Pinning Ceremony is a deep and meaningful event. Pinning started back in the Middle Ages when monks that tended the injured Crusaders were given the Maltese Cross. Later, Queen Victoria awarded Florence Nightingale a similar pin for her work during the Crimean War. She in turn, awarded her nursing students a pin as they completed their nurse training. It became symbolic of readiness and ability to go forward and join the ranks of those in the business of helping others in need.
The instructors and teachers agree which students are prepared to move forward and join the nursing ranks. It is a proud moment for them to see the students succeed and reach their goals. The Pinning is also their welcome to the Nursing Profession, where the student has become the expert.
Sinte Gleska University Department of Nursing welcomes to our nursing ranks:
Charlene Walking Eagle
Maria Exania Moraga Gago
“Go forward and live the life you imagined.”
Slideshow of Ceremony
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Accreditation and Sinte Gleska University – A Short History
Sinte Gleska University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC – formerly the North Central Association) since 1983. Because SGU is accredited, colleges and universities across the United States will review courses that students take at SGU and will consider them for transfer.
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