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Museum Closure

Museum Closure

To ensure a smooth and accurate inventory, we will be closed to the public all day on Friday, February 16, and Monday, February 19, 2024. Pilámaya – thank you for understanding.      

Seasonal Museum Positions

Seasonal Museum Positions

Would you like to be part of our team at the Aktá Lakota Museum? We are looking for team members who are interested in learning new skills, gaining hands-on experience, and contributing to a unique working museum environment. As a Seasonal Museum Associate, you will...

Intern Position Available

Intern Position Available

Would you like to join our team at the Aktá Lakota Museum in Chamberlain, SD? We are seeking a Collections Intern who is interested in learning new skills, gaining practical experience, and contributing to a unique working museum. Position Details: Location: Aktá...

Bunker Earns Recognition for Exceptional Service

Bunker Earns Recognition for Exceptional Service

Joseph's Indian School Historical Center and Museum Coordinator, Wanda Bunker, Earns Recognition for Exceptional Service. Wanda Bunker has once again been honored by the South Dakota Department of Tourism for her exceptional service to customers. As a South Dakota...

Museum Earns South Dakota’s 2023 Great Places Award

Museum Earns South Dakota’s 2023 Great Places Award

The Aktá Lakota Museum has been named one of South Dakota's Great Places for 2023, a prestigious award it has received since 2002 when it was formerly known as the Great Star Award. This recognition, given annually by the state's Department of Tourism, recognizes...

South Dakota DOT Construction Update

South Dakota DOT Construction Update

1-90 West and 190 East near Chamberlain is nearing the end! Nov. 9, 2023: A traffic switch took place on the Interstate 90 project at Chamberlain, on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. Traffic is currently traveling in a two-way configuration in the westbound lanes. In the...

Holiday Open House!

Holiday Open House!

The Museum’s Gift Shop supports local and regional American Indian artists.  The store features unique original art from handmade jewelry to colorful pottery, hand-made star quilts, American Indian history books, cards, and artistically designed t-shirts . . .  all...

Opening in November

Opening in November

Wóyake: Language in Lakota Art Curated by David A. Meyer II, ALM Assistant Curator Open November 13, 2023 – April 30, 2024 Opening Reception November 16, 2023 | 4 - 6 PM Wóyake: Language in Lakota Art exhibit shares paintings and works that express wóyake the act of...

Poetry on the Road!

Poetry on the Road!

The South Dakota State Poetry Society is taking poetry on the road, and it is stopping at the museum! South Dakota’s State Poet Laureate, Bruce Roseland, along with other SDSPS member poets and special guests, will be visiting the Aktá Lakota Museum on November 16,...