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A complete schedule of events for Indian Awareness Week with the theme “Celebrating American Indian Storytellers” follows. For more information on any of these events contact the BHSU Center for Indian Studies at 605-642-6578. These events are sponsored by the Center for Indian Studies, South Dakota Humanities Council, BHSU Grants Office and Lakota Omniciye.

Monday, April 7:  Cultural Day

9 a.m., Speaker - Albert White Hat, Jonas 103

1 p.m., Speaker - Albert White Hat, Jonas 109

4:30-5:30 p.m.Presentation by Albert White Hat at Lakota Omniciye meeting, Student Union Room 220

Tuesday April 8:  Cultural Preservation Day

6:00 p.m., Speaker - Rosalie Little Thunder, “The Buffalo War”, Jonas 107

Wednesday 9:  Storytelling Day

9 a.m., Duane Hollow Horn Bear, Jonas Hall room 103

1 p.m., Rosalie Little Thunder, Jonas Hall, room 109

11 a.m., Duane Hollow Horn Bear, lunch and presentation, Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy Room

Thursday 10:  Music Appreciation Day

9:30 a.m., Happy Frejo, Jonas 109

11:15 a.m., Happy Frejo, song and dance presentation, Student Union Market Place

Friday 11:  Native American Wisdom Day

9 a.m., Joseph Marshall III, Jonas 103

11:30 a.m., Joseph Marshall III, lunch and presentation Student Union Jacket Legacy Room

5:30 p.m., Billy Mills, “Global Unity Through Global Diversity,” Donald E. Young Center Field House

 One Nation Art Show

Friday, April 12, Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14

Artwork will be displayed from 40 Native American and western artists including, Randall Blaze, Jackie Parsons, Martin Red Bear, Jim Yellow Hawk, Don Montileaux, Sandy Swallow-Morgan, Tim Audiss, Larry Yankton, Roger Broer, Mathew Uses Knife, Kenneth West Jr., Patrick Killebrew, Jamye Trask, Ed Two Bulls, Charles McLaughlin, Linda and Paul Szabo, Dave Price, Bryan Bortnem, Darla Brown, Jackie Bread, Spirit Horse Gallery, Wanda Moran, Timothy Swimmer III, Dave Claymore, Ivan Long, Faye Reeves, Yvette Ward, Beverly Therrien, Norman Blue Arm, Eric Jones, Wanda Blacksmith Peacock, Gale Running Wolf, Lisa Little Chief Bryan, Nora Danforth, Gale Rencountre, Del Iron Cloud, Marshal Burnette, Geraldine Sherman, Rich Red Owl and Tony Chytka


 One Nation Fashion Show

Saturday, April 12 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Featuring local Native American designers Geraldine Sherman, Darla Brown, Faye Reeves, Yvette Ward, Jackie Colombe, Lisa Little Chief Bryan

 21st Annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi

April 11, 12, & 13 at the Donald E. Young Sports & Fitness Center

“Honoring Our Storytellers. Admission is $5 daily or $8 weekend. Free for BHSU faculty, staff and students with I.D. and fee for elders (55 and up) and children (5 and under). Grand entries are scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Contest Categories include traditional, grass, fancy, jingle and shawl as well as golden age (55 & up), adults (18 and over), teens (13-17), juniors (7-12), and tiny tots (6 and under). A total of $8,000 in prize money will be awarded. Drum pay will be awarded to the first 15 drums paid daily. Lakota Omniciye Royalty, Miss Lakota Omniciye and Junior Miss Lakota Omniciye, will be honored.

Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run/Walk

Saturday, April 12 at 10:00 a.m. There is a $10.00 entry fee, kids race, one mile walk, 5K & 10 K runs

Buffalo Feed

Saturday, April 12 at 5:00 p.m. at the Marketplace in the BHSU Student Union.

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