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April 9, 2022 | 12:00 pm | Donald E. Young Center

The Lakota Omniciye student organization will host the 37th annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi during American Indian Awareness Week, on April 9 at 12:00 pm. This event is dedicated to educating the community about Indian culture and is open to the public. Doors open at 11:00 am. Admission is $7 for general public and free for BHSU students, staff, children under 5 and seniors 55+. Please bring our own lawn chairs. 


Black Hills State University will be celebrating American Indian Awareness Week on April 4 - 9, 2022. This year's theme is The Boarding School Era: Our Journey of Healing Historical Trauma. Speakers will be on campus to present in American Indian Studies classes. All students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to attend.  


The following speakers will be presenting on the following dates: (click the zoom link to participate online)

Sage Fast Dog - April 4 at 1:00 pm on zoom
  • How to Indigenize a classroom: An Innovative Configuration Map for Educators


Geri Mendoza Gutwein - April 4 at 9:00 am in Jonas 106
  • Poetry of witness, Poetry of healing: Native American representations of the Boarding School


Foster Cournoyer Hogan - April 5 at 12:30 pm in Jonas 107
  • Lakota Land Based Education: Sustainable Food Sovereignty for the Next Seven Generations


Clementine Bordeaux - April 6 at 9:00 am in Jonas 106
  • Decolonization, Indigenous Feminisms, and "Being a Good Relative"


Randilynn Boucher-Giago - April 7 at 12:30 pm in Jonas 107
  • Nurturing the Relationship between our Children and Unči Makĥa


Eric Zimmer & Amy Sazue - April 8 at 1:00 pm in Jonas 106 or zoom
  • Remembering the Children: The Rapid City Indian Boarding School Lands Project

Contact Info

Urla Marcus
Phone: 605-642-6578

Center for American Indian Studies
Black Hills State University
1200 University St.
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799