February 20 “Catch the Wave” – Sinte Gleska University Sicangu Vocational Rehabilitation Program MISSION – All are welcome to attend. Special invitation to all individuals with disabilities, students and parents and guardians area high schools SPED staff are invited to join us to learn more about higher education and workforce training opportunities. Guest Speaker: Lionel Bordeaux, SGU President Eyapaha: Wayne Weston. Informational booths will be set up by Tribal Programs & local businesses. Door Prizes! Lunch will be provided!
February 21 Mitakuye Oyasin Team Meeting RAPID CITY – We will be looking at our objectives for 2019, including community garden initiatives, solstice activities, etc., but also become more active in environmental issues that impact our area. We will also be looking at how we will support the ‘Mni Ki Wakan World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water Summit’ (www.mnikiwakan.org), coming to The Black Hills in August 2019. Please join us, to provide your input into the direction the team should go and the priorities for our involvement. We will have a shared meal, prior to the meeting. If able, please bring a potluck item to share. Located at 1844 Lombardy Drive from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
February 21 He’Sapa Oyate Information Session RAPID CITY – For centuries, indigenous peoples have shown resiliency and ingenuity in the face of inequality. Despite current unemployment rates in Indian Country standing above 50 percent, the number of native owned businesses is growing—Native American women have started at least 17 new businesses a day since 2007. Additionally, 40 percent of self-identified indigenous people in the US are under the age of 24. Supporting these youth as they create economic
opportunities for themselves and their communities— whether through entrepreneurship, skills development, or job creation— is crucial for the future. Through the Indigenous Communities Fellowship, MIT Solve seeks tech entrepreneurs within the Oceti Sakowin, Navajo Nation, and Hopi Tribe communities with solutions that support and scale sustainable economic development and resiliency. Come to this information session to learn more about the MIT Solve Indigenous Communities Fellowship and how to apply in Room 120 from 1-3pm at the Black Hills State University.
February 22 Fundraising Committee Front Porch Coalition RAPID CITY – Fundraising Committee-Front Porch Coalition would like to invite you to be apart of our Fundraising Committee. We will be brainstorming on fundraising ideas and the best way to execute and perform these ideas. All are welcome to come. Our first meeting will be February 22, 2019 between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm. If interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 23 Bald Eagle Awareness Day RAPID CITY – Drop in on Saturday for handson stations featuring all things birds of prey! Black Hills Raptor Center will have a booth and conduct a public presentation with live birds of prey at 1 PM. Located at 4130 Adventure Trl, Rapid City, SD 57702.
February 23 Last Day To Skate Beach Party RAPID CITY – Don’t miss the last day of ice skating at Main Street Square from 1 to 5 pm. Skate in paradise at this beach-themed party. The date of the last day of skating and the party may change depending on the weather. Ticket Information: Youth Day Pass (12 and under) – $5.00 Adult Day Pass $6.00 Skate Rental $3.00.
February 24 Red Drewss Exhibit and “WHY” Campaign for MMIWC RAPID CITY – The Journey Museum and the Red Ribbon Skirt Society of the Black Hills presents the “WHY” Campaign dedicated to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women,Children and Two-Spirited of Turtle Island Join us at the Journey Museum for a MMIWC awareness presentation and “WHY” kick off campaign. Short documentary films, presentation of MMIWC data, family members of MMIWC share stories, light refreshments, FREE TO THE PUBLIC. Located at the Journey Museum, 222 New York Street.
February 25 “Speaking of Indians” By Ella Cara Deloria Book Club and Potluck RAPID CITY – Ella Cara Deloria (January 31, 1889 – February 12, 1971), (Yankton Dakota), also called A.pétu Wašté Wi. (Beautiful Day Woman), was an educator, anthropologist, ethnographer, linguist, and novelist of European American and Dakota ancestry. She recorded Ochéthi Šakówi. (Seven Council Fires) oral history and legends, and contributed to the study of their languages. In the 1940s, she wrote a novel, Waterlily. Published after Deloria’s death and generally viewed as the masterpiece of her career, offers a captivating glimpse into the daily life of the nineteenth-century Ochéthi Šakówi.. Loacted He Sapa New Life Church, 415 Mac Arthur Street from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
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