How to Burn Sweetgrass for Smudging

Last month, we announced the arrival of our new sweetgrass harvest. It led to a lot of excitement, and a few inquiries about how to properly light this sweet smelling herb for smudging, so this…
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SD Festival of Books

Celebrate the literary arts at the 9th annual South Dakota Festival of Books! This year, the Festival's focus is on works with an American Indian cultural theme.October 7 - 9, this annual event will f…
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Northern Plains Indian Art Market

Celebrating the work of over 100 Native American artists representing over 30 different tribes, the Northern Plains Indian Art Market is a magnificent display of traditional crafts and contemporary ar…
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Resources for Native American Studies

September marks the start of a new school year...and for many teachers of Native American Studies, this time of the year may also mark an intense search to find credible resources and good materials f…
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Remembering Crazy Horse

This month marks the anniversary of the death of the visionary Lakota leader, Crazy Horse (Tashunkewitko). Known for his bravery, his legendary battles, and his struggle to preserve the Lakota culture…
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Revitalizing the Lakota Language

At its core, language is a basic vehicle for communication used by a people who are of the same community or nation, the same geographical area, or the same cultural tradition…and in the case of Nativ…
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The Native American Art of Horse Masking

"The horse is an icon of Plains Indian culture - an indispensable companion in times of peace, and a fearless ally in times of war". - from the book, A Song for the Horse NationUpon the introduction…
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