Native American Studies Resources

Native American Day Parade

Oct 4, 2018
Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... October 4. 2018 Show 436 Hour 2

This Monday morning beginning at 10 in downtown Sioux Falls, the Native American Day parade takes place.

In 1990, Tim Giago of the Native Sun News Today convinced then governor George S. Mickelson to make Native American Day a state holiday.

The theme is "Honoring our Elders" where Tim Giago is going to be the Grand Marshall.

He joined In The Moment with a preview of the celebration.

Memorial Walk For Children

Oct 3, 2018
Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... October 3. 2018 Show 435 Hour 1

The Mayor of Rapid City has proclaimed this year’s Native American day as “The Day of the Grandmothers.” MOA is helping host the Memorial Walk on Monday, October 8 at 9 a.m.

Karen Mortimer and Heather Dawn Thompson joined In The Moment for a preview of the Memorial Walk for the children of the Rapid City Indian Boarding School.

This coming Monday a Memorial Walk to Honor 45 children who died at the Rapid City Indian Boarding School will take place on the city’s west side.

2018 Black Hills Powwow

Oct 2, 2018
Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... October 2. 2018 Show 434 Hour 1

The Black Hills Powwow has become one of the premier American Indian cultural events in the United States, attracting thousands of dancers, singers, artisans and several thousand spectators from across several U.S. states, Canadian provinces and beyond.

Stephen Yellow Hawk, president of the Black Hills Powwow, accompanied by Karen Mortimer and Whitney Rencountre, members of Mniluzahan Okolakiciyapi Ambassadors, joined In The Moment with a preview of the festivities.

Canton's Hiawatha Indian Asylum

Sep 24, 2018
SD State Archives

In The Moment ... September 24. 2018 Show 428 Hour 2

A new exhibit that brings the public closer to the Asylum than the grainy photos found on the internet opened this weekend.

Hiawatha Insane Asylum tells the story of the first and only asylum dedicated to Indians in the United States. Tragically, many of the 350 people housed at the asylum did not suffer mental illness and were incarcerated for arbitrary reasons such as resisting Indian Agents, embracing their own traditional lifestyles, or simply 'misbehaving.'