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Column: School on Pine Ridge Reservation is a 'beacon of hope'

Students at Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota. Photo from Facebook

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof urges readers to support the Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota:
Red Cloud Indian School is a private Lakota and Jesuit K-12 school educating 600 children on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. On a reservation notorious for alcoholism, unemployment and poverty, the Red Cloud school,, is a beacon of hope.

Students volunteer on the reservation, and they go on to some of the best universities in the country, returning as leaders. The school accepts donations and full-time volunteers, and it also sells holiday gifts on its website — including nifty earrings and bracelets made out of porcupine quills, for $18 and up.

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