The Black Hills Are Not For Sale | The Black Hills Unity Concert 2015

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“The Black Hills Are Not For Sale.” A statement that many have heard, seen on fliers, buttons and bumper stickers, promoting action that protects the mountain range in western South Dakota that many Plains tribes consider sacred. This is also the theme for the Black Hills Unity Concert, a gathering….

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Darren Thompson: Ojibwe Flute player selected as Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation Artist in Residence

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Hailing from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe reservation in Northern Wisconsin, Darren Thompson has been a well-known artist since his debut album in 2009, “The Song of Flower: Native American Songs from Ojibwe Country”, as well as being a sought-after public speaker, educator and facilitator. He started playing the flute….

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Summer Must See’s and Do’s in the Black Hills and Rapid City Area

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Growing up in South Dakota and frequenting Rapid City, as it’s the largest and closet city to the Pine Ridge, we’re no strangers to tourists on and off the reservation. We love taking an all day ride through the Black Hills, “the Hills” as locals call them, just as much….

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Why the Reservation Will Always Call You Home

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All Indigenous people have made an unspoken promise to the land that we inhabit, as well as any lands we may visit, to always honor and respect it. We also have a deep attachment to where we come from, Turtle Island, or further reaches, as it is the land where….

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First Native Owned Boutique and Gallery opens in Rapid City, SD

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In the past, Rapid City hasn’t had the best reputation with treating the diverse population with fairness and equality. Three Affiliated Tribes artist, dancer and now business owner, Lauren GoodDay Giago, along with her sister and mother, prove that it’s possible to operate a fully Native owned and staffed business….

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