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Oyate Today Show receives grant



PIERRE –The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) presented a $20,000 South Dakota Fund grant to the National Historic Site of Wounded Knee. Funds will provide partial support to cover production, airing and promotion costs for the Oyate Today half hour TV show.

“We are pleased to receive support from the South Dakota Community Foundation for Oyate Today, a television program that highlights Native Americans of South Dakota and their achievements”, said Tim Giago, Producer, Oyate Today Show. ”The show provides positive representation of our culture in the mainstream media.”

Oyate Today is a half hour TV shown that airs on KEVN on Saturday nights at 10 p.m. It is hosted and produced by Lakota professional journalists. The show is culture based and focuses on interviewing both Native and Anglo business owners, educators, politicians and medical providers all the while imparting relevant information.

“The South Dakota Community Foundation is proud to partner with the National Historic Site of Wounded Knee as they give voice to both Native and other ethnic groups in their area”, said Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer. “By listening to one another, we learn that we share more commonalities than differences.”

The South Dakota Fund is an unrestricted fund that makes grants in support of culture, economic development, education, health and human services. The SDCF awards grants throughout the year to nonprofits that meet vital and diverse needs across the state. Interested applicants can learn more by visiting sd-fund-grants.

About our donors

The SDCF distributed more than $13.5 million in grants in 2017 which made a tremendous difference in communities statewide. This would not have been possible without the generosity of our donors. If you have a specific cause you would like to support or would prefer to give for the general good of our state, please visit to learn more or give us a call at (605) 224- 1025.

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