Bryan Akipa

Governor's Awards Honor SD Artists

Feb 17, 2017
Chynna Lockett

Every two years, South Dakota teachers, community leaders and creators are honored for their services in the arts. The 23rd Governor’s Awards and Living Indian Treasure Award brought people from all over the state to celebrate Wednesday.

Nearly 300 people gather in the capitol for the arts awards presentation banquet.

Representative Shawn Bordeaux introduces the recipient of the Living Indian Treasure Award.

​Bryan Akipa takes the stage and Bordeaux presents him with a star quilt.  Akipa makes traditional Native American flutes.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment... February 17, 2017 Show 033 Hour 1

Alex Bruton is president of The Innographer and cofounder of the Straight Up Business Institute. He's coming to South Dakota for 12th annual South Dakota Entrepreneurship Education Conference (also known as Launch). We talk about "idea storming," innovation literacy, and the ruts in the road that hold us back from doing our most creative work.