The Aktá Lakota Museum welcomes Elijah Walls, as our summer intern.  Elijah hails from the Ardmore Oklahoma area. He is a recent graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity.

Walls has had the opportunity to learn and serve in a Native ministry context for various tribes, including his own tribe the Chickasaw Nation. He also has a deep interest and passion for tribal histories, culture, stories, and people.  While working for his tribe’s culture and humanities department, he wrote and spoke on the connection between cultural identity and spiritual identity.

Elijah’s responsibilities while at the museum will be working in collections and assisting our curatorial staff. In addition to his internship at the museum, Elijah is also aiding in ministry on the Lower Brule Reservation.