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The Brave Heart Society is the revival of a traditional cultural society for women and works tirelessly at “calling home the spirit of the culture.”
In 1994, the Brave Heart Society was formed by a community of grandmothers on the Yankton Reservation in South Dakota.
The Brave Heart Society, supervised by a group of community grandmothers called the Unci Circle, is dedicated to restoring endangered and lost cultural practices to heal the wounds endured by the Lakota, Nakota and Dakota peoples. This process of restoration is decidedly community-driven.