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Tribal Nations: Oceti Sakowin Passport

With nine unique tribes, our state’s rich Native American culture is a living, vibrant part of South Dakota. Use the new Tribal Nations Passport to discover more about the Oceti Sakowin Oyate (People of Seven Council Fires).

The free, mobile-exclusive Tribal Nations: Oceti Sakowin Passport will expand your horizons with stops that include art, tours, performances and more designed to celebrate and honor Indigenous culture.

Plus, you’ll earn discounts and prizes by checking in at each discovery along the way. No app required! All you need is your phone and a curiosity about Native American culture in South Dakota.


A culture lives with the people, not on a page. Use the Tribal Nations Passport to find the best in Native American experiences, history and art throughout South Dakota.

Taŋyáŋ ománi po / Have a good journey!

Each stop is worth 10 points. Earn points, win prizes!

  • 100 Points: Local Artist Sticker Packs
  • 200 Points: Custom South Dakota Posters
  • 300 Points: South Dakota Field Notes, Big Frig Rambler, or South Dakota Carhartt Cap
  • 400 Points: South Dakota T-Shirts
  • 500 Points: ENO Hammock, South Dakota Osprey Backpack

Prizes available while supplies last. Current SD Passport Experiences expire on April 1, 2024.

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How it works


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With each passport, visitors and locals can check in to designated locations to unlock a broad range of prizes based on the number of locations visited. The program delivery is seamless, with no app download needed. Instead, the pass is easily accessed through Participant location redemption is followed through GPS-based tracking, with point accumulation and redemption tracked through the South Dakota Passport. Prizes are then shipped directly to participants.

See the following questions and answers for more information about the South Dakota Passports:


How do people get their prizes?


Is there a separate sign up for each passport, or are the passports interconnected?


Are visitors limited to participating in only one passport?


Who do I contact if I'm having trouble with my passport?


How do I add my passport to my mobile device's home screen?


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