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JUNE 18

Native POP CATWALK
A Fashion Design Challenge

Have you always had creative designs on your mind?! Now is the time to make them come true!

JUNE 18th at Racing Magpie

The challenge will begin at 8:30 AM and end at 6 PM. The designs you create in that timeframe will be showcased on the catwalk at Native POP 2022.

There is room for only 15 participants! So apply to reserve your spot today. Great prizes will be given away. To reserve your spot contact: Lafawn Janis lafawn@nativepop.org

JUNE 18

West Boulevard Summer Festival/ Wilson Park

RAPID CITY – The West Boulevard Summer Festival is back! Two full days of all the art, crafts, food vendors, and entertainers you’ve come to know and love over the years, the West Boulevard Neighborhood Association is excited to announce the return of the Summer Festival! Free and open to the public, this well-loved family friendly event was started over 40 years ago to help raise money for the West Boulevard Neighborhood Association, but—perhaps more importantly—to bring community members together with food, music, and fun. This year’s vendor list includes a wide array of local businesses and artisans offering jewelry, art, pottery, metalworks, vintage clothing, plants and so much more. Live music and entertainment for the whole family will be available all day both Saturday and Sunday. We’ll have hourly raffle drawings as well as a gift basket raffle benefiting KOTA Care & Share and Church Response.

Indulge in that wonderful neighborhood vibe with food, entertainment, and shopping at our free, family-friendly event. Saturday, June 18 from 8:00-6:00 and Sunday, June 19 from 10:00-4:00. Contact wblvdevents@gmail.com for more information!

JUNE 18

Deadwood Set to Host Authors & Readers

Fifth Annual Wild Deadwood Reads to Return

DEADWOOD, SD – Wild Deadwood Reads returns to Deadwood June 18, 2022 for its fifth annual event at The Lodge at Deadwood.

Wild Deadwood Reads is a multi-genre book signing, and many of the attending authors are New York Times or USA Today bestselling authors.

The event will take place from 10 am to 3 pm. In attendance will be more than 90 authors from all over the country, including bestselling and award-winning authors of every genre—romance, historical, Christian, children’s, mystery, thrillers, Western, non-fiction and more. You will be able to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

Attending authors include bestselling authors Samantha Cole, Nancy Naigle, Violet Howe, Jenna Jacob, Cynthia Woolf, and Peggy L. Henderson as well as many local authors. Cover models Robert Kelly, Kevin R. Davis, and Katie Marie will also be in attendance.

Be sure to visit the website, wilddeadwoodreads.com/, for a complete list of all the authors that will be at Wild Deadwood Reads.

JUNE 18

Multi-Author, Multi-Genre Book Fair
Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 10 am to 3 pm

Admission to the book signing is free. Volunteers from the Shiloh Horse Rescue will be selling tickets for same amazing raffle baskets that will benefit the horses at the sanctuary. Many authors will have giveaways, prizes, and swag at their tables.

Members of the press are invited to attend a meet and greet at the Lodge, Thursday, June 16, at 7 pm to interview authors. Please RSVP to Ginger if you’re interested in attending.

For more information, contact event organizers Ginger Ring at ginger@gingerring.com or Linda Rae Sande at lindarae@lindaraesande.com or visit www.wilddeadwoodreads.com.

Against All Odds

7 Episode Comprehensive Lakota Oral History Series available

In January of 2020, students on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation began work on an unprecedented project intended to shine a light on the Lakota, widely recognized as being one of the last indigenous holdouts against American colonization efforts. With support from a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, the project committed to using our oral history tradition to create a 7-episode audio series exploring the history and future of a people best known for defeating the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of Little Bighorn along with the stories of such prominent historical figures as Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and Black Elk. More recently, we may be remembered for the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1980 decision to compensate us $105 million for the theft of the Black Hills or for our involvement in the much-publicized Standing Rock protest in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline(DAPL). Just two short months after its inception, faced with a global pandemic that brought the world to a standstill, the fate of our monumental endeavor hung in the balance.

Now, two and a half years later, we are proud to say that the Heart Of All Oral History Project is complete! As of last Friday, May 27, all 7 of our episodes—totaling 11 hours and 47 minutes and the culmination of interviews with 47 local elders and community members—are available to the public.

Every Wednesday for the past 11 weeks, each episode of this project premiered locally on the Pine Ridge Reservation’s own KILI Radio. Then, every following Friday, the just-aired part was published to major podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart.

Each week, we were featured by South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s daily news radio program In The Moment. During a kick-off segment on March 15, host Lori Walsh said, “Lakota people are telling their own stories and preserving knowledge for future generations in a groundbreaking new project. This is big!”

The project covers everything from creation stories to Crazy Horse, from Buffalo Nation days to reservations, from Fort Laramie to Wounded Knee, from boarding schools back to the sacred Black Hills, the “Heart Of All.”

To hear the episodes and for more information about the Heart Of All Oral History Project, please visit www.heartofallohp.com

 

 

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