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American Indian Day
Cultural Program Schedule
Friday, September 14, 2018

a cultural art workshop with the students of St. Joseph’s Indian School

Capture the Spirit … a cultural art workshop with the students of St. Joseph's Indian School

Students of St. Joseph's Indian School will present Capture the Spirit a cultural workshop on crafting a dream catcher; during this workshop you will learn how the dream catcher originated and the importance it held with the Lakota Culture.

The workshop will begin at 9:15 AM and repeated at 10:30 AM on Friday, Sept. 14 in the Rec Center. Each workshop is limited to 30 people per session.


Traditional Lakota Hand Games Demonstration

Traditional Lakota Hand Games Demonstration

Presentation by Mike Marshall, Sicangu Oyate Lakota

Games played by the Lakota before the introduction on non-Native games continue to be important to the Lakota people today. Unlike the high-tech games of today, none of the traditional Lakota games were meant to be played alone. Traditional games brought people together, stimulated social interaction and strengthened social bonds. Join Mike Marshall, Sicangu Oyate Lakota for an inter-active workshop on the traditional games of the Lakota.

Presentation will be held at 9:30 AM on Sept. 14 in the Rec Center Gym.


Takuwe (DAW ku way)  Asking Why?

Takuwe (DAW ku way) — Asking Why?

Presentation by Craig Howe, Oglala Lakota

Presentation on the educational art exhibit about the Wounded Knee Massacre. The focus of the exhibit is the 1890 massacre of Lakotas at Wounded Knee. The presentation will include historical context leading to the massacre, along with contemporary context related to land issues and opportunities at Wounded Knee today.

Dr. Craig Howe is the director of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS), a nonprofit research center committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of American Indian communities and issues import to them.

Presentation will be held at 10:00 AM on Sept. 14 in the Museum Theater/Gallery area.


Making the Most of your Powwow Experience

Making the Most of your Powwow Experience

Powwow etiquette is simply the use of common courtesy and respect for others. The students of St. Joseph's Indian School and our very own Chalk Hills Singers will host a presentation to help you understand, appreciate and most importantly how to participate in a powwow.

Presentation will be held at 3:30 PM on Sept. 14 in the Rec Center Gym.

 

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