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American Indian Day
Cultural Program Schedule
Friday, September 15, 2017

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. 15 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. 15 in the Rec Center Gym.


The Rhythm of the Drum, Heartbeat of the People

The Rhythm of the Drum, Heartbeat of the People

Presentation by Instructors: Altman Studeny and Dave Meyer II

Take part in a contemporary artwork inspired by tradition and created through the combined efforts of St. Joseph’s Indian School students, artist educators, the South Dakota Arts Council, and now YOU! Altman and Dave we be available between 9:00 to 11:30 to talk about the drum sculpture and other projects created through our unique Artists in Residency Program that matches emerging Lakota Artists with other South Dakota talent to teach both art and collaboration to our students, to produce high quality artwork and to build healthy community relationships.

Exhibit is on display in the Historical Center at the Museum


Learn about the GREAT RACE  the birth of the Black Hills

Learn about the GREAT RACE — the birth of the Black Hills

Presentation by Craig Howe, Oglala Lakota

According to Lakota legend, long ago there was a great race between the four-leggeds and the two-leggeds. The purpose was to determine which of the two groups would have precedence over the other. But one unintended consequence happened … the Pahá Sápa — Black Hills.

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. 15 in the Museum Theater/Gallery area.


The Medicine Wheel

The Medicine Wheel

Presentation by John Beheler, Yanktonai Dakota

What is a Medicine Wheel? What does it mean? Join John Beheler, former SJIS student and enrolled member of the Yanktonai Dakota tribe will explain the meaning of this sacred symbol used by Plains tribes and others for medicine, health and life-balance.

Presentation will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, Sept. 15 in the outdoor Medicine Wheel Garden area at the museum.


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. 15 in the Rec Center Gym.

 

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