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Museum Sponsors Mitten Tree

Museum Sponsors Mitten Tree

The museum is participating in the community Festival of Trees with a Giving Tree.  Our Giving Tree is located at the Brule County Courthouse with mittens and dreamcatchers available for visitors to take and/or share with a friend or loved one. Location: Brule County...

Museum Receives AWARD

Museum Receives AWARD

The Aktá Lakota Museum has once again been recognized as one of South Dakota’s 2022 Great Places!  The museum has been a recipient of this award since 2002 when it was initially titled the Great Star Award.      The award granted annually by the SD Department of...

A Star is Among Us!

A Star is Among Us!

Wanda Bunker, St. Joseph's Indian School Historical Center and Museum Coordinator has once again been recognized by the South Dakota Department of Tourism for her continued efforts in providing outstanding customer service.  For her outstanding effort, Wanda received...

Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House

Support Small Businesses by joining us on Saturday, November 26 for our annual Holiday Open House!  All visitors will receive a free gift.  Shoppers will enjoy a 30% storewide discount.  Refreshments will be served, and all visitors are encouraged to sign up for door...

Museum Featured in Quiltfolk

Museum Featured in Quiltfolk

The Aktá Lakota Museum was honored to be part of the Quiltfolk, Issue 24: South Dakota.  In June Quiltfolk writers and photographers visited the museum in search of American Indian-made quilts and quilters to learn the history of the Star quilt and how it ties into...

Exhibit Held Over!

Exhibit Held Over!

The Quilt - Owíŋža exhibit is being held over! The exhibit opened this summer and has been a huge draw for new and local visitors.  The exhibit features quilts from 1893 to contemporary that are in the museum’s private collection. These quilts are a testament to the...

46th Annual St. Joseph’s Indian School Powwow

46th Annual St. Joseph’s Indian School Powwow

Join us for our 46th Annual Powwow and Cultural Activities taking place September 15-17. A traditional Lakota (Sioux) powwow helps Native American children, like those at St. Joseph's Indian School, share their culture, heritage and traditions with friends like you...

St. Joseph’s Indian School Announces Powwow Royalty

St. Joseph’s Indian School Announces Powwow Royalty

The 46th Annual St. Joseph’s Indian School Wačhípi – Powwow – marks the return to a public powwow for the students for the first time since the onset of the pandemic. September 17 marks the long-awaited powwow comeback. Students have been hard at work practicing dance...