Mitakupi Foundation Presents Art Awards

May 7, 2016
Courtesy Mitakupi Foundation

Representatives from a non-profit group focused on reducing suicides on the Pine Ridge Reservation are in South Dakota this week. The group is handing out awards for its monthly art competition for Lakota youth this week.

The Mitakupi - or “my people” - Foundation was created in 2011 by Jennifer Jessum – an artist, producer, director and educator - after she witnessed the Pine Ridge Reservation’s suicide epidemic.

"Saving Faith" And "The Price Of Guilt"

Aug 30, 2013

Patrick Garry, professor of law at the University of South Dakota School of Law, received a grand prize honorable mention award at the 2013 Global Book Contest for his mystery novel, " Saving Faith." Garry was also a finalist in the literary fiction category of the 2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards for his novel, "The Price of Guilt," and he was a finalist for a 2013 International Book Award for his book "A Faith Brief: A Lawyer's Argument for Why Faith Prevails Over Doubt." A two-time recipient of the President's Awards for Research Excellence at USD (2008 for New or Mid-Career Faculty and 20