Sinte Gleska University provides a model for Indian-controlled education. It is an institution governed by people rooted in the reservation and culture, concerned about the future, and willing to see the institution grow. It provides each Lakota person with the opportunity to pursue an education and does so in a relevant way to career and personal needs. Sinte Gleska University graduates will help determine the future development and direction of the Tribe and its institutions. The mission of Sinte Gleska University is to plan, design, implement and assess post-secondary programs and other educational resources uniquely appropriate to the Lakota people to facilitate individual development and tribal autonomy.