A display of traditional Lakota art will be held on the second floor lobby of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union on the Black Hills State University campus in Spearfish April 26-27.
The Black Hills State University Lakota Omniciye student organization will host American Indian Awareness Week April 4-9, culminating with the 33rd Annual Wacipi (Pow Wow) April 8-9 in the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center on the BHSU campus.
Jerome Greene credits Black Hills State University for cultivating his passion for history into an accomplished lifelong career. The successes Greene achieved over the years were recognized during during the BHSU 170thcommencement ceremony Dec. 12.
Greene, a 1968 graduate, received an honorary Doctor of Letters and Literature for his career as a National Park Service employee and an award-winning author.
When Black Hills State University alum Jerome A. Greene was a young boy in New York State he would search for arrowheads, pottery fragments and other American Indian relics along the shores of Lake Ontario.
Greene’s keen interest in American Indian history only grew and he has created a lifelong career studying, writing and educating others on the lives and culture of American Indians across the United States.
Now a retired curator, historian and award-winning author, Greene will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters and Literature Degree during the 170th BHSU Commencement Ceremony Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. in the Donald E. Young Sports & Fitness Center. Greene also will address graduates during the commencement ceremony.
The 15th Annual Red Shirt Cultural Holiday Exchange at Black Hills State University is currently underway. Angel tree gifts are available on trees located in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union and the E.Y. Berry Library on the BHSU campus.
BHSU and Spearfish community members are encouraged to take an angel and place the unwrapped gift near the tree.
Black Hills State University alums and father, son, Donovin Sprague and Rylan Sprague recently published their book “Standing Rock: Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nation.”
“Standing Rock: Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nation” is a contemporary book that showcases the most recent history of the Standing Rock Reservation through photographs. The oldest photos in the book date from the 1930s.
A group of Black Hills State University students, faculty and staff met with the South Dakota State Bar, recently.
Officials from the South Dakota State Bar met with students interested in pursuing a law degree, answering questions on law school requirements, what to expect when in law school and what career options there are with a law degree.
Spearfish, the west river region, and the entire state would benefit greatly if Black Hills State University initiatives recently presented to the South Dakota Board of Regents (BOR) are funded.
In honor of the South Dakota Supreme Court’s 125th anniversary, Dr. John Glover, professor of American Indian Studies at Black Hills State University, and his collaborative partners released ‘The Judicial Voices Project’ website recently.
Dr. Urla Marcus, director of the Center for American Indian Studies at Black Hills State University, was recently named to South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard’s Native American Student Achievement Advisory Council.
In addition to notable American Indian speakers on campus throughout the week, BHSU expects over 3,000 participants and spectators for the 32nd Annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi (Pow Wow) April 17-19 at the Donald E. Young Sports & Fitness Center on the BHSU campus.
Growing up, Ida Clarke was taught to respect the land around her.
An Oglala Lakota American Indian from Oglala, Ida kept her respect for Mother Nature and now is using it to learn the science behind the environment and find ways to create a sustainable Earth for future generations.
Learn the role of the stars in the Lakota culture during the Black Hills State University Madeline Young Speaker series.
Dr. Craig Howe and Sam Hurst will speak at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 in the Joy Alumni Welcome Center on the BHSU campus.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017