Black Elk Speaks Play by Oglala Lakota College

Native American culture and traditions will take center stage at Oglala Lakota College’s new Oglala Cultural Experience featuring a production of the play “Black Elk Speaks.”

Presented by Oglala Lakota College

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Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder to lay a wreath at the Wounded Knee massacre site, Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 11:45 A.M.

UPDATE August 3, 2011:

The Wreath next to the Wounded Knee Monument

The motorcade for the Attorney General Eric Holder

The Wounded Knee Entrance

Eric Holder laying the wreath

The Wounded Knee Monument

Oscar Micheaux Film & Book Festival

Every year, the Oscar Micheaux Center in Gregory, South Dakota, holds a festival celebrating current local, statewide, and national talents honoring Micheaux's many contributions to film and books. Gregory, South Dakota, is home to the only cultural center in the world dedicated to Oscar Micheaux. For more center or festival information contact Oscar Micheaux Festival Foundation Chairman Jerry Wilske at (605) 835-9478.{63C70840-C8C5-467E-914C-64E992842E4C}

Demand that the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 be Recognized & Honored by The United States of America

On August 29th 1970, a small group of young Indians invaded Mount Rushmore, the so-called 'national shrine of democracy' The invasion brought together Indians form different tribes and reservations who converged to help the Sioux Nation in their efforts to reclaim the sacred Black Hills and to force the Federal Government to be held accountable for the illegal taking of their Lands. At 7pm on August 29th , after eluding authorities, the group of young natives reached the top of the mountain near the four faces of the presidents where they hung a large flag with the words:SIOUX INDIAN POWER.

Support the Cheyenne River Youth Project® Annual "School Supplies Drive," Serving Hundreds of Children Each Year

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (July 11, 2011) — The start of the new school year may still be a few weeks away, but already the staff and volunteers at the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, are hard at work on the 2011 School Supplies Drive.

New Pow Wow Schedule

You can check out the new Pow Wow schedule on the bottom right side of our blog, or you can visit

Badlands Heritage Celebration at the Badlands National Park

Join us on Saturday, July 23, 2011 for the 3rd annual Badlands Heritage Celebration. The event will be held at the Badlands National Park across from the Ben Reifel Visitor Center. All events are FREE and open the public. For more information on events check out the brochure.

Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run
Annual Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run
To Honor the Trail of Chief Big Foot
Eagle Butte, S.D. – The Annual Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5 - 6, 2011. This event, which follows the Trail of Chief Big Foot, begins at Fort Yates, ND, continues to Eagle Butte, SD and ends at Wounded Knee, SD.

The Mission of the Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run is to preserve the memory of the innocent Lakota People who suffered and died on December 29, 1890. Participants will honor the ancestors through prayer and ceremony by remembering and paying their respects. Educational programs coordinated throughout the Run will be presented by Descendents of the Wounded Knee Massacre, bringing awareness to all people; then healing and unity can be achieved.
Please join Motorcycle Riders from other Tribal Nations as well as non-native riders from all over the United States as they ride in honor of those buried at Wounded Knee, SD. These riders have been drawn to the Run because of the traditional respectfulness and integrity that is shown and given throughout the duration of the event.

Registration for the Motorcycle Run will be on Friday, Aug. 5, at the Prairie Knights Casino parking lot along North Dakota Highway 24 at Fort Yates, ND from 9:00-11:00 a.m. CST and will continue on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the HVJ Cultural Center along South Dakota Highway 212 at Eagle Butte, SD from 7:00-8:00 a.m. MST. Organizers are asking for donations of $20 for riders, $10 for passengers and $20 per Support Vehicle (cash only). Proceeds from the event will benefit charitable organizations on the Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, and Pine Ridge Reservations. The Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run is an alcohol and drug-free event. Disclaimer: The Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run is not affiliated with any other motorcycle event during this time.

CONTACT: Bruce Hansen, 262-903-0869,
Dave Janis, 605-441-3058,
Roger White Eyes, 605-441-9857,
Glenn Gunville, 605-365-6110,