Maka Akan Najin Black Elk is an alumnus and the Executive Director for Truth and Healing at Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, a K-12 Jesuit school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Maka spent seven years in education prior to this role as an administrator, educator, and teaching coach. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of San Francisco and master’s degrees from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, and the University of Notre Dame.

Red Cloud Indian School
Posted Nov 23 2021

The Catholic Church, in particular, has to play a part in addressing this trauma of the past.