2016-07-20

OTA Trailblazer Micro-Grants awarded to local arts



SIOUX FALLS –– OTA, a network for the region’s creative class, has announced that Peter Strong, owner of Racing Magpie, has been named to the recently launched OTA Trailblazer Program, an in-depth opportunity to support and celebrate creatives who have a focused project that will empower and elevate their community. Through Racing Magpie, a local art space in Rapid City, […]

Earl Sean Tall



MANDERSON – Earl Sean Tall, 24, made his journey to the Spirit World Sunday, July 10, 2016, at Manderson. Earl Sean Tall was born on November 26, 1991 in Pine Ridge, SD to Hermis Earl Tall and Bernadette “Jackie” White Hawk. Earl made his journey to the Spirit World on July 10, 2016 in Manderson, SD. Earl is survived by […]

Badlands seeking comments on Bison Plan & Environmental Assessment



INTERIOR –– Badlands National Park Superintendent Mike Pflaum announced the release of the North Unit Bison Resource Stewardship Plan / Environmental Assessment, which explores options to expand the current bison range within the North Unit of the park. The plan will be available for review online at www.parkplanning.nps.gov /Badlands_ Bison from Wednesday, July 13 to Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. A […]

Shakopee donates $50,000 to American Indian College Fund



DENVER, CO. –– The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) has made a donation of $50,000 to the American Indian College Fund (the College Fund), the Nation’s largest and highest-rated American Indian scholarship organization. This donation is being used to improve American Indian access to higher education through scholarship support. “In order for Native communities to prosper, we need to invest […]

Report helps expand access to higher education in prison



NEW YORK — The Vera Institute of Justice today released a new report to help expand access to higher education for incarcerated people. It compiles lessons from the field to guide corrections officials, educational providers, and policymakers seeking to build or expand college-in-prison programs. The report, Making the Grade: Developing Quality Postsecondary Education Programs in Prison, is the latest in […]

Groups file notice of intent to sue Interior for failure to protect bison



YELLOWSTONE –– Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC), Friends of Animals (FoA) and the Western Watersheds Project took the first step to sue the Dept. of the Interior and U.S. Fish & Wildlife (USFWS) for failing to provide Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for the distinct population segment of bison in Yellowstone National Park in response to two citizen petitions. “America’s national […]

OLC Historical Center’s Summer Art Series welcomes Kevin Pourier





KYLE –– Oglala Lakota College’s summer art series “A Vision of Our History by Lakota Artists” featured the work of Kevin Pourier July 4– 8, at the OLC Historical Center west of Kyle. The series, which began in 2003, is devoted to promoting public awareness of the art of the Oglala Lakota people, highlights an historical exhibit of photography from […]

Native POP 2016: A gathering of arts and culture




RAPID CITY –– The 4th annual Native POP: People of the Plains, A Gathering of Art and Culture, kicked off with a juried art show at the Dahl Arts Center at 5 p.m. Friday, July 15. The artists’ reception began with an invocation by Bryant High Horse Jr., followed by a welcome and recognition of supporters and organizers by chair […]

Racing Magpie’s studio artists talk about culture, nature, and making connections




RAPID CITY –– Local artists at Racing Magpie studios at 406 5th Street in Rapid City have a lot to say about their work, and the community connections they are building. The city finally has a space where artists of all ages and backgrounds can gather, socialize, create, teach and promote their work, with easy access and parking too. Racing […]

Top Ten Movies



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