The 46th Annual North American Indian Women’s Association Conference will be held in the He Sapa (Black Hills) of South Dakota June 12-15, 2016. This year’s conference theme is, “Winyan T’a Woop’e: Winyan Wicao hap’e (Law of Women: Virtues of our Lakota Women).
Black Hills State University professor of American Indian Studies, Dr. John Glover, and Native Educational Endeavors, Inc. have been awarded a grant for $39,744 by the Indian Land Tenure Foundation to offer a Black Hills State University comprehensive online Indian Lands course.
Black Hills State University will award an Honorary Doctorate to Jodi Archambault Gillette, former special assistant to President Barack Obama for Native American Affairs, during the 171st Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m.
Plans are in place for GEAR UP South Dakota at Black Hills State University. The South Dakota Board of Regents selected BHSU to administer and provide leadership for GEAR UP in partnership with other universities and schools serving American Indians throughout the state.
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.
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