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Badlands Heritage Celebration of Arts and Culture

Badlands Heritage Celebration of Arts and Culture

This weekend! Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 20, 21 & 22, 2012!

All event are FREE and open to the public 
(park entrance fee required)

  • Music & Dance Performances begin at 9:00am & 1:30pm Sat & Sun
    • Sons of the Oglala & Creekside Drum Groups - Dallas Chief Eagle, Hoop Dancer - Traditional Lakota Dancers
  • Cultural Demonstrations from 9:00am to 5:30pm Sat & Sun
    • Flint Knapping, Atlatl Demo, Junior Ranger Programs & more @ BRVC* Handgames, Hide Tanning, Horse Races & Games @ WRVC*
      • Art and Craft vendors will have items available for purchase at both locations
  • Evening Programs @ 9:00pm at BRVC*
    • Friday: Ranger Lampson - "Prairie Dance, A Celebration of Life"
    • Saturday Keynote Speaker: "Traditional Lakota Philosophy," Jace DeCory, BHSU
    • Sunday: Ranger Conroy - "Lakota Star Knowledge & Sacred Sites"
  • Night Sky Program at 10:15pm at BRVC*
    • Observe the Badlands Night Sky using park telescopes & binoculars
  •  Locations:
    • Friday evening, Saturday all day & Sunday evening events held @ * Ben Reifel Visitor Center (BRVC), 9 miles south of exit 131, off I-90
    • Sunday events held @ * White River Visitor Center (WRVC), 20 miles south of Scenic, SD, Intersection of Hwys. 27 & 2

Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run 2012

Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run
Lakota Riders, Organizers
P.O. Box 3030, Pine Ridge, SD  57770

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. 3 - 4, 2012.  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. 3rd, at the Prairie Knights Casino parking lot along North Dakota Highway 24 at Fort Yates, ND from 8:00-10:00 a.m. CST and will continue on Saturday, Aug. 4th, 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 for support vehicles (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.

All Riders are welcome to attend!



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