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Calendar of Events

Former US Army Crow Scouts visiting the Little Bighorn battlefield, circa 1913. The Battle of Greasy Grass/Little Bighorn Learning Forum will be at the Journey Museum on Sunday, June 25 from 2 -3 p.m.

Former US Army Crow Scouts visiting the Little Bighorn battlefield, circa 1913. The Battle of Greasy Grass/Little Bighorn Learning Forum will be at the Journey Museum on Sunday, June 25 from 2 -3 p.m.

June 4 – Aug. 13

49th Annual Red Cloud Indian Art Show

PINE RIDGE –– This annual show is the largest and longest running Native American art show of its kind in the country, and one of only a few held on an Indigenous reservation hundreds of miles from any urban area.

Since 1969, the Red Cloud Indian Art Show has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors to The Heritage Center and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to view impressive works of art from seasoned Native American professionals and young Lakota artists just beginning their artistic careers. The annual show runs for ten weeks this summer.

The show is free and open to the public seven days a week, with free daily tours offered of not just The Heritage Center, but also Red Cloud Indian School’s historic grounds.

For more information, call (605) 867-8257 or email: heritagecenter@redcloudschool.or g Website:

June 12 – Sept. 1

14th Annual Summer Artist Series

KYLE –– Oglala Lakota College (OLC) will host its 14th Annual Summer Artist Series, “A Vision of Our History by Lakota Artists” from June 12- Sept. 1, 2017. The series will feature 12 Lakota artists throughout the summer, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at OLC’s Historical Center on the Piya Wiconi Administrative Campus of Oglala Lakota College, six miles southwest of Kyle.

The schedule of artists featured each week include:

June 19-23: Quinton Maldonado, Ledger Art

June 21 – 29

Rapid City Community Conversation schedule

June 21, 5 p.m. – Thu, June 22, 12 a.m.

Solstice and Storytelling at Bear Butte

Bear Butte Creek Campground Sturgis LLC, 13174 S.D.Hwy 34, Sturgis. Gathering will be at the Bear Butte Campgrounds. Those who wish to camp must bring own supplies (free to camp!!!). Free event. Camping out and storytelling will be highlights. Plenty of time for reflection and socialization. Bear Butte can be climbed as long as all are off the mountain before dark. A relaxed and contemplative get together. Please bring food to share. There will also be a grill if anyone would like to grill out.

Sat, June 24, 4pm – 7pm

Mitakuye Oyasin Adopt a Highway Clean Up, 143rd Avenue, 143rd Ave, Rapid City. Meeting place is the volunteer fire fighter station at Neva Way and 143rd Ave. All are welcome to attend! Trash bags, sunscreen, water, and vests will be provided. Bring gloves and wear work clothes (and hat for the sun). ~~ The Mitakuye Oyasin Team will meet at 4 PM at the North Haines, Fire Station 1, 1290 Country Rd, Rapid City parking lot.

June 26, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

“Lost Bird of Wounded Knee: Spirit of the Lakota” Book Club & Potluck

Canyon Lake United Methodist Church, 3500 Canyon Lake Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702, USA (map)

Interested participants are encouraged to join Rapid City Community Conversations for a discussion of Renee Sansom Flood’s “Lost Bird of Wounded Knee: Spirit of the Lakota.” Renee S. Flood is the founder and senior editor of Writing Sources. Before becoming a freelance writer, Renee’s prior lives included many years as a high school teacher, social worker and journalist.

June 26, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Lakota Conversation with He Sapa New Life Church Elders

He Sapa New Life Wesleyan Church, 415 Mac Arthur St, Rapid City

June 27, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Mitakuye Oyasin Team Meeting

RCCC Offices, 625 1/2 Main Street, Rapid City

Potluck, discussion of upcoming events

June 29, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wasuyapi Meeting

RCCC Offices, 625 1/2 Main Street, Rapid City

June 23

Tapun Sa Win Reception – Sakpe

RAPID CITY – Tapun Sa Win Reception – Sakpe (six) will be June 23 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Journey Museum.

The narrative is divided into seven passages, each of which is creatively interpreted by four types of artworks – a 3D artwork, a song, a painting, and a poem – thereby creating seven “vignettes”. These vignettes recount the Tapun Sa Win narrative using 28 new artworks by distinguished and emerging contemporary Lakota artists.

This exhibit is a partnership of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS), The Journey Museum & Learning Center, and the Rapid City Area Schools’ Office of Indian Education.

Vignette “Sakpe” Artists: 3- Dimension: Angel Two Bulls, Musician: Sequoia Crosswhite Painter: Michael Two Bulls, Poet: Patrick LeBeau

Reception “Sakpe” is sponsored by Lakota Funds. For more information CAIRNS Website – Vignette “Sakpe”

June 23

Special Free Children’s Concert with Phil Baker at the Dahl

RAPID CITY –– The Rapid City Arts Council is excited to present children’s entertainer Phil Baker in concert at the Dahl Arts Center on Friday, June 23 from 10 – 10:45am. Children of all ages and their families are welcome and admission is free!

Phil Baker is one of the most innovative and respected songwriters shaping children’s music today.

Admission is free thanks to the support of Infinity Eye- Care.

June 24

Meth Awareness Four Directions Walk

RAPID CITY –Rapid City Collective Impact invites your participation and collaboration in the Meth Awareness Four Directions Walk on Saturday, June 24, 2017. This event will be from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. beginning at the Mother Butler Center and ending at College Park located in North Rapid City. There will be a prayer to begin the walk at 9:45 a.m. outside of Mother Butler Center.

For more information contact Richie Richards at (605) 519-4402

June 24

Black Hills Indigenous Writers Festival

RAPID CITY –– The First Annual Black Hills Indigenous Writers Festival hosted by Bird Cage Book Store & Mercantile and Racing Magpie will be Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Birdcage Book Store & Mercantile is located inside Racing Magpie at 406 5th Street Rapid City. For more information call 605 646 3321. Or visit them on Facebook at Bird Cage Book Store & Mercantile

CORRECTION: In last week’s issue, NSNT published “Indigenous Writers Festival to be held on June 24” in which the article said there would be a charge for the event. There is no charge for the event, but there will be a charge of $5 for the lunch on Saturday, June 24, and a charge for the writing workshops to be held on Thursday, June 22. All other events for the festival are free to the public.

June 25

Victory Day Celebration

PINE RIDGE – Everyone is welcome to attend the Victory Day Celebration Sunday June 25 at the Pine Ridge Pow wow grounds hosted by Jeremy Cheyenne of the A.I.M. Grassroots Suicide Prevention Mothers Against Meth Alliance.

There will be light snacks and social dancing at 7 p.m. and there will be fireworks after dark. Host drum will be Pine Ridge Agency. There will be speakers of all ages. For more information contact Eileen Janis (605) 407-1351, Carla Cheyenne (605) 381- 3535, Tiny DeCory (605) 454- 0518.

June 25

The Battle of Greasy Grass/Little Bighorn Learning Forum

RAPID CITY – The Battle of Greasy Grass/Little Bighorn Learning Forum will be at the Journey Museum 222 New York Street in Rapid City on Sunday June 25 from 2 -3 p.m.

The presentation will be by author Donovin Sprague who has distinguished himself as a renowned historian of the Lakota people.

Learning Forums are thought provoking presentations on a wide variety of topics. Each program features a forty-five minute presentation, followed by an open forum with questions and discussion about the topic.

Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, half-off for members & FREE for students (ages 6 – 17) with a paid adult/senior admission (includes museum admission)

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