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South Dakota

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 (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 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 Indigenous experiences, history and art throughout South Dakota.

Taŋyáŋ ománi po / Have a good journey!

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

  • 10 Points: Local Artist Stickers, Children’s Activity Book, or Black Hills Mini Backpack Keychain
  • 50 Points: Custom South Dakota Poster or Stuffed Buffalo Toy
  • 150 Points: South Dakota Field Notes and South Dakota Carhartt Cap
  • 200 Points: South Dakota T-Shirt or Big Frig Rambler
  • 350 Points: ENO Hammock or South Dakota Osprey Backpack

Prizes are available while supplies last. Current South Dakota Passport points expire annually on April 1.

South Dakota Passports prize examples

How it works

Select "Add To Cart" to sign up for the passport.
Click the "Learn More" button to see a map and list of included stops.


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


How do I add my passport to my desktop?


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


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


Are visitors limited to participating in only one passport?


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Do the points expire?


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