Building Native American Connections in Sioux Falls High Schools
Delilah Rouse and Martha Negash are students at Lincoln High School and have created a very strong community first through a state recognized newsletter, and through starting a group to support Native kids in all four Sioux Falls High Schools.
Delilah was born in Yankton to Timothy Rouse, Sr., and Tammy Stead. She is an enrolled member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe, as well as part Dakota and Lakota Oyate. Until the age of 10, she lived in Wagner, SD, with her paternal grandmother, Patricia, and her younger sister, Delicia. She moved to Sioux Falls at age 12 and is currently a junior at Lincoln High School. She hopes to pursue teaching after high school.
Martha was born in Sioux Falls to immigrant parents from Ethiopia. She has one brother, Alazar. Her family struggles have helped to shape her into a more understanding person of those who struggle from poverty and discrimination. She is currently a senior at Lincoln High School and hopes to study to be a minister.