Crazy Horse Memorial Seeking Applicants for 2018 Summer Programs

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CRAZY HORSE, S.D. – Crazy Horse Memorial, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, is currently accepting applications from Native American artists, lecturers and performers for the 2018 Summer Programs. Applications are available online and the deadline is January 31, 2018. Native American artists looking for opportunities to expand,….

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Watch! Little Girl’s Touching Tribute to Her Great Grandmother

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So beautiful, I had to share this video with y’all! This little girl is dancing beneath the new Dignity statue in South Dakota. The dance was to honor her great grandmother who had just passed away. Just watch! And wow, to see the scale of that statue is amazing. I….

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Fake “Powwow” At Burning Man Has Indian Country Raising It’s Eyebrows

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People across Indian country found themselves raising their eyebrows and scratching their heads as a viral Facebook video began making its way through pow wow circles everywhere. Unless you live under a rock you’ve probably heard that there was a “powwow” held at the Burning Man festival hosted by none….

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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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Songs My Brothers Taught Me – Lakota actors from Pine Ridge, Premiered at Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals

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  I’ve seen many people come to my reservation either to pursue a project or to gain insight on what life is like “on the rez”. Though many of these people were simply in search of a good story, through expose or even exploitation, what I found with the director/writer….

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Lakota Singer Nominated for Best New Artist at 2015 Indigenous Music Awards

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  Gabrielle Knife has been singing all of her life. She says, “Singing well? Not until about my sophomore year in High School. Around this time of my life is when I began looking into the Wicaglata, or ‘women singing behind the drum’ role. I had grandmothers and aunties who….

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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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