Patty Bordeaux Nelson

Patty Bordeaux Nelson

Patty Bordeaux Nelson is retired from a 35-year career as an advocate for people with disabilities and their families. She holds a bachelors of science in social work and a masters of science in education. She is enrolled in the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and has been a resident of Madison, SD for 41 years.

The Dignity sculpture near Chamberlain, SD, as pictured on Nov. 2, 2022.

Social studies standards a new version of ‘kill the Indian, save the man’

By: - November 15, 2022

What does it say when, during a time of deep and troubling news on the high number of deaths at the boarding schools used to assimilate D/N/Lakota children, that Gov. Kristi Noem would hire a Christian-school consultant to shape a working committee for new South Dakota social studies standards?  This reads as a violation of […]