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.