A view of the badlands of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, as seen from the Red Shirt Table overlook. Elder generations of Lakota speakers were punished for speaking their language, practicing cultural traditions and spiritual beliefs. But immersion programs like that run by the Thunder Valley Community Development Program in Oglala on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, are working to make young children on Pine Ridge fluent Lakota language speakers, with goals that extend to increase educational opportunities and strong self identity rooted in Lakota culture and practices.  (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 A view of the badlands of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, as seen from the Red Shirt Table overlook. Elder generations of Lakota speakers were punished for speaking their language, practicing cultural traditions and spiritual beliefs. But immersion programs like that run by the Thunder Valley Community Development Program in Oglala on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, are working to make young children on Pine Ridge fluent Lakota language speakers, with goals that extend to increase educational opportunities and strong self identity rooted in Lakota culture and practices.  (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 A view of a classroom at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Josh Del Colle, center standing, leads a lesson for his social studies class at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Freshman Douglas Patton following along during a lesson in social studies class at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 A view of the computer lab at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 A view of the computer lab at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Many of the student's lockers are decorated to celebrate  athletic achievements and college acceptance letters at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Biology teacher Katie Montez, standing, works with students on a lesson during class at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Freshman Mateja Sitting Crow, front left, follows along during a biology lesson in teacher Katie Montez's class at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Many of the student's lockers are decorated to celebrate  athletic achievements and college acceptance letters at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School students Jacob Rosales, left, and Araceli Spotted Thunder are celebrated for their academic achievements that are now providing them with post-high school educational opportunities. The students are pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School students Jacob Rosales, left, and Araceli Spotted Thunder are celebrated for their academic achievements that are now providing them with post-high school educational opportunities. The students are pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School students Jacob Rosales, left, and Araceli Spotted Thunder are celebrated for their academic achievements that are now providing them with post-high school educational opportunities. The students are pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School student Araceli Spotted Thunder is celebrated for her academic achievements that are providing her with post-high school educational opportunities. Spotted Thunder is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School student Araceli Spotted Thunder is celebrated for her academic achievements that are providing her with post-high school educational opportunities. Spotted Thunder is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School student Jacob Rosales is celebrated for his academic achievements that are providing him with post-high school educational opportunities. Rosales is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School student Jacob Rosales is celebrated for his academic achievements that are providing him with post-high school educational opportunities. Rosales is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School student Jacob Rosales is celebrated for his academic achievements that are providing him with post-high school educational opportunities. Rosales is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School alumni Maka Clifford returned to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after his college and graduate studies. Clifford is seen here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation.
 A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation.
 A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation.
 A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation.
 A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation.
 A view of the badlands land formations on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, south of Scenic, South Dakota. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Signage marks the entrance of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation south of Scenic, South Dakota. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Rolling hills, jagged badlands and expansive prairie make up the rural Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 In this Tuesday, April 22, 2015 photo, the last light of the day settles on the Badlands as seen from the Red Shirt Table Overlook on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The communities on Pine Ridge have seen a rash of suicides where predominantly teenagers and young adults have taken their lives. Community members blame a variety of factors including socioeconomic situations, cyber bullying and a loss of hope for their future. 

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 The last light of the day settles on the Badlands as seen from the Red Shirt Table Overlook on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
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 The Rolling Rez bus is seen here on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Martin, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. First Peoples Fund has partnered with several organizations to fund a bus that travels the reservation for scheduled stops throughout the year, providing a place for artists to bring their work and sell to one of the reservation's cultural museums, The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School. Without Rolling Rez, some artists would not have access to an art buyer or would be unable to travel the far distance to Red Cloud due to the remote, rural nature of the reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A roadside art stand near the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre is seen here on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Wounded Knee, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. During the summer tourism months, local artists are often seen at these types of road side stands. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 April Janis, 33, weaves dyed porcupine quills for a knife handle wrap that is is making in her regalia class on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Oglala Lakota College in Porcupine, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Oglala Lakota College student April Janis, lays out her dyed porcupine quills for a project on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Porcupine, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view from the reservation side of the road into the views of Badlands National Park as seen on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, along Cuny Table Road on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 First Peoples Fund President Lori Pourier shows off a sign for the Rolling Rez bus while getting set up on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Martin, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. First Peoples Fund has partnered with several organizations to fund a bus that travels the reservation for scheduled stops throughout the year, providing a place for artists to bring their work and sell to one of the reservation's cultural museums, The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School. Without Rolling Rez, some artists would not have access to an art buyer or would be unable to travel the far distance to Red Cloud due to the remote, rural nature of the reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A handmade pendant made by local artist Robert Sun Bear is seen here on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Martin, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. First Peoples Fund has partnered with several organizations to fund a bus that travels the reservation for scheduled stops throughout the year, providing a place for artists to bring their work and sell to one of the reservation's cultural museums, The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School. Without Rolling Rez, some artists would not have access to an art buyer or would be unable to travel the far distance to Red Cloud due to the remote, rural nature of the reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Local artist Robin Flynn cuts chains for some of her father's jewelry that was bought by The Heritage Center while visiting with center director Mary Maxon on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Martin, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. First Peoples Fund has partnered with several organizations to fund a bus that travels the reservation for scheduled stops throughout the year, providing a place for artists to bring their work and sell to one of the reservation's cultural museums, The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School. Without Rolling Rez, some artists would not have access to an art buyer or would be unable to travel the far distance to Red Cloud due to the remote, rural nature of the reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 The Rolling Rez bus is seen here on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Martin, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. First Peoples Fund has partnered with several organizations to fund a bus that travels the reservation for scheduled stops throughout the year, providing a place for artists to bring their work and sell to one of the reservation's cultural museums, The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School. Without Rolling Rez, some artists would not have access to an art buyer or would be unable to travel the far distance to Red Cloud due to the remote, rural nature of the reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Oglala Lakota College instructor Guss Yellow Hair, center, looks at a piece of feathered regalia from the early 1900s brought to his class by OLC librarian and archivist Tawa Ducheneaux, left, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Porcupine, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view from the reservation side of the road into the views of Badlands National Park as seen on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, along Cuny Table Road on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view of the badlands of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, as seen from the Red Shirt Table overlook. Elder generations of Lakota speakers were punished for speaking their language, practicing cultural traditions and spiritual beliefs. But immersion programs like that run by the Thunder Valley Community Development Program in Oglala on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, are working to make young children on Pine Ridge fluent Lakota language speakers, with goals that extend to increase educational opportunities and strong self identity rooted in Lakota culture and practices.  (Photo by Kristina Barker)
A view of the badlands of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, as seen from the Red Shirt Table overlook. Elder generations of Lakota speakers were punished for speaking their language, practicing cultural traditions and spiritual beliefs. But immersion programs like that run by the Thunder Valley Community Development Program in Oglala on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, are working to make young children on Pine Ridge fluent Lakota language speakers, with goals that extend to increase educational opportunities and strong self identity rooted in Lakota culture and practices. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 A view of the badlands of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, as seen from the Red Shirt Table overlook. Elder generations of Lakota speakers were punished for speaking their language, practicing cultural traditions and spiritual beliefs. But immersion programs like that run by the Thunder Valley Community Development Program in Oglala on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, are working to make young children on Pine Ridge fluent Lakota language speakers, with goals that extend to increase educational opportunities and strong self identity rooted in Lakota culture and practices.  (Photo by Kristina Barker)
A view of the badlands of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, as seen from the Red Shirt Table overlook. Elder generations of Lakota speakers were punished for speaking their language, practicing cultural traditions and spiritual beliefs. But immersion programs like that run by the Thunder Valley Community Development Program in Oglala on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, are working to make young children on Pine Ridge fluent Lakota language speakers, with goals that extend to increase educational opportunities and strong self identity rooted in Lakota culture and practices. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 A view of a classroom at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
A view of a classroom at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Josh Del Colle, center standing, leads a lesson for his social studies class at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Josh Del Colle, center standing, leads a lesson for his social studies class at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Freshman Douglas Patton following along during a lesson in social studies class at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Freshman Douglas Patton following along during a lesson in social studies class at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 A view of the computer lab at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
A view of the computer lab at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 A view of the computer lab at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
A view of the computer lab at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Many of the student's lockers are decorated to celebrate  athletic achievements and college acceptance letters at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Many of the student's lockers are decorated to celebrate athletic achievements and college acceptance letters at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Biology teacher Katie Montez, standing, works with students on a lesson during class at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Biology teacher Katie Montez, standing, works with students on a lesson during class at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Freshman Mateja Sitting Crow, front left, follows along during a biology lesson in teacher Katie Montez's class at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Freshman Mateja Sitting Crow, front left, follows along during a biology lesson in teacher Katie Montez's class at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Many of the student's lockers are decorated to celebrate  athletic achievements and college acceptance letters at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Many of the student's lockers are decorated to celebrate athletic achievements and college acceptance letters at Red Cloud Indian School high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School students Jacob Rosales, left, and Araceli Spotted Thunder are celebrated for their academic achievements that are now providing them with post-high school educational opportunities. The students are pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Red Cloud High School students Jacob Rosales, left, and Araceli Spotted Thunder are celebrated for their academic achievements that are now providing them with post-high school educational opportunities. The students are pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School students Jacob Rosales, left, and Araceli Spotted Thunder are celebrated for their academic achievements that are now providing them with post-high school educational opportunities. The students are pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Red Cloud High School students Jacob Rosales, left, and Araceli Spotted Thunder are celebrated for their academic achievements that are now providing them with post-high school educational opportunities. The students are pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School students Jacob Rosales, left, and Araceli Spotted Thunder are celebrated for their academic achievements that are now providing them with post-high school educational opportunities. The students are pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Red Cloud High School students Jacob Rosales, left, and Araceli Spotted Thunder are celebrated for their academic achievements that are now providing them with post-high school educational opportunities. The students are pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School student Araceli Spotted Thunder is celebrated for her academic achievements that are providing her with post-high school educational opportunities. Spotted Thunder is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Red Cloud High School student Araceli Spotted Thunder is celebrated for her academic achievements that are providing her with post-high school educational opportunities. Spotted Thunder is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School student Araceli Spotted Thunder is celebrated for her academic achievements that are providing her with post-high school educational opportunities. Spotted Thunder is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Red Cloud High School student Araceli Spotted Thunder is celebrated for her academic achievements that are providing her with post-high school educational opportunities. Spotted Thunder is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School student Jacob Rosales is celebrated for his academic achievements that are providing him with post-high school educational opportunities. Rosales is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Red Cloud High School student Jacob Rosales is celebrated for his academic achievements that are providing him with post-high school educational opportunities. Rosales is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School student Jacob Rosales is celebrated for his academic achievements that are providing him with post-high school educational opportunities. Rosales is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Red Cloud High School student Jacob Rosales is celebrated for his academic achievements that are providing him with post-high school educational opportunities. Rosales is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School student Jacob Rosales is celebrated for his academic achievements that are providing him with post-high school educational opportunities. Rosales is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Red Cloud High School student Jacob Rosales is celebrated for his academic achievements that are providing him with post-high school educational opportunities. Rosales is pictured here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Red Cloud High School alumni Maka Clifford returned to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after his college and graduate studies. Clifford is seen here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Red Cloud High School alumni Maka Clifford returned to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after his college and graduate studies. Clifford is seen here at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation.
A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation.
 A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation.
A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation.
 A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation.
A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation.
 A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation.
A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation.
 A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation.
A view of Red Cloud Indian School campus on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Holy Rosary Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Jesuits leading a religious mission, building the campus that would later become facilities for the early beginnings of Red Cloud Indian School. The Catholic educational institution is now run in cooperation with the local Lakota people and Jesuits, relying almost entirely on donations and grant funding to keep the facility running. The high school has some the highest graduation rates on the reservation.
 A view of the badlands land formations on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, south of Scenic, South Dakota. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
A view of the badlands land formations on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, south of Scenic, South Dakota. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Signage marks the entrance of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation south of Scenic, South Dakota. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Signage marks the entrance of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation south of Scenic, South Dakota. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 Rolling hills, jagged badlands and expansive prairie make up the rural Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
Rolling hills, jagged badlands and expansive prairie make up the rural Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. (Photo by Kristina Barker)
 In this Tuesday, April 22, 2015 photo, the last light of the day settles on the Badlands as seen from the Red Shirt Table Overlook on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The communities on Pine Ridge have seen a rash of suicides where predominantly teenagers and young adults have taken their lives. Community members blame a variety of factors including socioeconomic situations, cyber bullying and a loss of hope for their future. 

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In this Tuesday, April 22, 2015 photo, the last light of the day settles on the Badlands as seen from the Red Shirt Table Overlook on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The communities on Pine Ridge have seen a rash of suicides where predominantly teenagers and young adults have taken their lives. Community members blame a variety of factors including socioeconomic situations, cyber bullying and a loss of hope for their future. Kristina Barker for The New York Times
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 The last light of the day settles on the Badlands as seen from the Red Shirt Table Overlook on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
The last light of the day settles on the Badlands as seen from the Red Shirt Table Overlook on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
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 The Rolling Rez bus is seen here on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Martin, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. First Peoples Fund has partnered with several organizations to fund a bus that travels the reservation for scheduled stops throughout the year, providing a place for artists to bring their work and sell to one of the reservation's cultural museums, The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School. Without Rolling Rez, some artists would not have access to an art buyer or would be unable to travel the far distance to Red Cloud due to the remote, rural nature of the reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
The Rolling Rez bus is seen here on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Martin, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. First Peoples Fund has partnered with several organizations to fund a bus that travels the reservation for scheduled stops throughout the year, providing a place for artists to bring their work and sell to one of the reservation's cultural museums, The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School. Without Rolling Rez, some artists would not have access to an art buyer or would be unable to travel the far distance to Red Cloud due to the remote, rural nature of the reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A roadside art stand near the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre is seen here on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Wounded Knee, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. During the summer tourism months, local artists are often seen at these types of road side stands. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
A roadside art stand near the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre is seen here on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Wounded Knee, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. During the summer tourism months, local artists are often seen at these types of road side stands. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 April Janis, 33, weaves dyed porcupine quills for a knife handle wrap that is is making in her regalia class on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Oglala Lakota College in Porcupine, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
April Janis, 33, weaves dyed porcupine quills for a knife handle wrap that is is making in her regalia class on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Oglala Lakota College in Porcupine, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Oglala Lakota College student April Janis, lays out her dyed porcupine quills for a project on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Porcupine, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
Oglala Lakota College student April Janis, lays out her dyed porcupine quills for a project on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Porcupine, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view from the reservation side of the road into the views of Badlands National Park as seen on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, along Cuny Table Road on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
A view from the reservation side of the road into the views of Badlands National Park as seen on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, along Cuny Table Road on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 First Peoples Fund President Lori Pourier shows off a sign for the Rolling Rez bus while getting set up on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Martin, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. First Peoples Fund has partnered with several organizations to fund a bus that travels the reservation for scheduled stops throughout the year, providing a place for artists to bring their work and sell to one of the reservation's cultural museums, The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School. Without Rolling Rez, some artists would not have access to an art buyer or would be unable to travel the far distance to Red Cloud due to the remote, rural nature of the reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
First Peoples Fund President Lori Pourier shows off a sign for the Rolling Rez bus while getting set up on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Martin, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. First Peoples Fund has partnered with several organizations to fund a bus that travels the reservation for scheduled stops throughout the year, providing a place for artists to bring their work and sell to one of the reservation's cultural museums, The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School. Without Rolling Rez, some artists would not have access to an art buyer or would be unable to travel the far distance to Red Cloud due to the remote, rural nature of the reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A handmade pendant made by local artist Robert Sun Bear is seen here on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Martin, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. First Peoples Fund has partnered with several organizations to fund a bus that travels the reservation for scheduled stops throughout the year, providing a place for artists to bring their work and sell to one of the reservation's cultural museums, The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School. Without Rolling Rez, some artists would not have access to an art buyer or would be unable to travel the far distance to Red Cloud due to the remote, rural nature of the reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
A handmade pendant made by local artist Robert Sun Bear is seen here on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Martin, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. First Peoples Fund has partnered with several organizations to fund a bus that travels the reservation for scheduled stops throughout the year, providing a place for artists to bring their work and sell to one of the reservation's cultural museums, The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School. Without Rolling Rez, some artists would not have access to an art buyer or would be unable to travel the far distance to Red Cloud due to the remote, rural nature of the reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Local artist Robin Flynn cuts chains for some of her father's jewelry that was bought by The Heritage Center while visiting with center director Mary Maxon on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Martin, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. First Peoples Fund has partnered with several organizations to fund a bus that travels the reservation for scheduled stops throughout the year, providing a place for artists to bring their work and sell to one of the reservation's cultural museums, The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School. Without Rolling Rez, some artists would not have access to an art buyer or would be unable to travel the far distance to Red Cloud due to the remote, rural nature of the reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
Local artist Robin Flynn cuts chains for some of her father's jewelry that was bought by The Heritage Center while visiting with center director Mary Maxon on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Martin, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. First Peoples Fund has partnered with several organizations to fund a bus that travels the reservation for scheduled stops throughout the year, providing a place for artists to bring their work and sell to one of the reservation's cultural museums, The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School. Without Rolling Rez, some artists would not have access to an art buyer or would be unable to travel the far distance to Red Cloud due to the remote, rural nature of the reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 The Rolling Rez bus is seen here on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Martin, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. First Peoples Fund has partnered with several organizations to fund a bus that travels the reservation for scheduled stops throughout the year, providing a place for artists to bring their work and sell to one of the reservation's cultural museums, The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School. Without Rolling Rez, some artists would not have access to an art buyer or would be unable to travel the far distance to Red Cloud due to the remote, rural nature of the reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
The Rolling Rez bus is seen here on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Martin, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. First Peoples Fund has partnered with several organizations to fund a bus that travels the reservation for scheduled stops throughout the year, providing a place for artists to bring their work and sell to one of the reservation's cultural museums, The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School. Without Rolling Rez, some artists would not have access to an art buyer or would be unable to travel the far distance to Red Cloud due to the remote, rural nature of the reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 Oglala Lakota College instructor Guss Yellow Hair, center, looks at a piece of feathered regalia from the early 1900s brought to his class by OLC librarian and archivist Tawa Ducheneaux, left, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Porcupine, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
Oglala Lakota College instructor Guss Yellow Hair, center, looks at a piece of feathered regalia from the early 1900s brought to his class by OLC librarian and archivist Tawa Ducheneaux, left, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Porcupine, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
 A view from the reservation side of the road into the views of Badlands National Park as seen on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, along Cuny Table Road on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
A view from the reservation side of the road into the views of Badlands National Park as seen on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, along Cuny Table Road on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Without national funding like that from the National Endowment for the Arts, art and cultural programs in sparsely populated rural states like South Dakota are at risk of disappearing altogether. (Kristina Barker for The New York Times)
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