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April 15, 2023 | 12:00 pm | Donald E. Young Center

The Lakota Omniciye student organization will host the 38th annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi during American Indian Awareness Week, on April 15 at 12:00 PM. This event is dedicated to educating the community about American Indian culture and is open to the public. Doors open at 11:00 AM. Admission is $8 for the general public and free for BHSU students, staff, children under five, and seniors 55+. Please bring your own lawn chairs."


Black Hills State University will be celebrating American Indian Awareness Week on April 10-14, 2023. This year's theme is The Indigenous Influence; Leaders of the Past and Present. Speakers will be on campus to present in American Indian Studies classes. All students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to attend.


April 11th - 12:30 PM, Jonas Academic RM 107

Howasteya Oyuspapi: Capturing Their Good Voices Documentary


April 12th - 9:00 AM, Jonas Academic RM 107

"How I Created an Art Career"

Gene Swallow


April 12th - 11:00 AM, Jonas Academic RM 107

"Let Us Put Our Minds Together and See What Life We Can Make for Our Children"

Valeriah Big Eagle


April 12th - 1:00 PM, Jonas Academic RM 107

"Experiences as a Long-term Indigenous Scholar"

Courtney Fischer


April 13th - 12:30 PM, via Zoom:, Meeting ID: 939 2096 1589

"Laughter, Love, Tears, & the Hottest Gossip with Musician/Filmmaker Mato Wayuhi"

Mato Wayuhi


April 14th - 9:00 AM, Jonas Academic RM 107

"Indigenous Perspective of Traditional and Contemporary Leadership"

Whitney Rencountre


April 14th - 11:00 AM, Jonas Academic RM 107

"First-Generation Determination"

D'Aryn Lends His Horse


April 14th - 1:00 PM, via Zoom:, Meeting ID: 950 2548 3039

"My Journey Through Hollywood"

Peshawn Bread

Contact Info

Urla Marcus
Phone: 605-642-6578

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