Pahin Sinte Owayawa

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The Mission of Pahin Sinte Owayawa:

To provide a quality education for the children of the Lakota Nation which promotes the culture and prepares them for success in the future. 

Our Vision:

To provide students with the knowledge, skills and behaviors to become responsible citizens who can positively impact the economic and social conditions of the greater Lakota Nation. 

Pahin Sinte Owayawa School Board Election Timeline:

Dear Parents and Guardians of Pahin Sinte Owayawa Student(s),


Election time for the Pahin Sinte Owayawa School Board is upon us. The election date is set for November 10, 2020 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Porcupine School gym and at the Sharps Corner Baptist Church in Porcupine, SD.


This time of COVID 19 has presented challenges so to include and cover voting for parents/guardians in outlying districts we are sending ballots to parents/guardian’s residences via school staff delivery. Please add the signature(s) of voting parents/guardians to the sign in sheet. You have three routes to complete the ballot, you can submit into the ballot into the enclosed envelope and mall at your discretion. Please be advised we can accept ballots postmarked by the 7th of November 2020.


For those families in quarantine we ask that you call Bianca at (605) 867-5588 and request your name be added to the Quarantine Voters list. Please indicate a phone number we can call to coordinate voting at your resident for Monday November 9th and Tuesday November 10th. Please also be patient as we coordinate this with you.


Please also note that updates on the election will be posted at the PSO School website, the schools Facebook site and by calling the school.


Thank you for your time and consideration,

Pahin Sinte Owayawa Election Committee

  • October 8, 2020: School Board Election Petitions issued from Pahin Sinte Owayawa Business Office during regular hours of operation 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

  • October 20, 2020: School Board election petitions are due to the Business Office by 4:00 PM.

  • November 5, 2020: Certified Candidate list posted in the election service area.

  • November 9, 2020: Deadline to file notarized challenge to certified candidate list no later than 4:00 PM. Challenges answered and lots drawn for positions in the ballet.  Sample Ballots Posted in Pahin Sinte Owayawa Service Area.

  • November 9, 2020: Mandatory Mini workshop for Judges and Tellers.

  • November 10, 2020 ELECTION DAY 7 AM – 7 PM

  • November 11, 2020: Unofficial election results announced.

  • November 17, 2020: Official Election Results announced.

  • November 20, 2020: Deadline to file notarized challenge to the election results due no later than 4:00 PM.

  • November 20, 2020: Pahin Sinte Owayawa (Porcupine School) answers the notarized challenge to the election results.

  • December 2, 2020: Final Report to the Pahin Sinte Owayawa (porcupine School) Board. Newly elected Board Members are seated.

For more information or questions please contact the PSO Business Office, (605)-867-5588

Contact Us

Phone:  605.867.5588

Fax:      605.867.5480


101 School Drive PO Box 180 Porcupine, SD 57772