From Andrew Reinartz 
Community Development Director
Arts South Dakota
605.252.5979 ext. 2


En Route; Lakota Lands & Indian Arts Traveling Workshop June 24-26

Arts South Dakota is excited to partner with CAIRNS (Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies) to offer discounted rates on a 3-day traveling workshop led by CAIRNS educators on Native Lands & Arts, to take place June 24-26, 2019.

The idea of being “en route” grows from the premise that peoples and places are interwoven in a complex relationship. The geographic focus of this workshop is a small portion of the traditional homelands of the Lakota people. We will travel to prominent Lakota places within the boundaries of the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty, including Mato Paha (Bear Butte), Cankpe Opi (Wounded Knee), Wasun Niya (Wind Cave) and Pe Sla (Reynolds Prairie), and more, as well as artworks that depict Lakotas and more generally, American Indians.

Traveling out of Rapid City each day, the intention of the workshop structure is to encourage critical thinking about the intersections of Lakota history, culture, land and art on the one hand, and non-Lakota perspectives of important places and events on the other. We will strive for a more nuanced awareness of the broader historical and contemporary relationships between American Indians and non-Indians, through an experience of Lakota arts, land, and culture. Intellectually, it is built on rigor and reliability, and the experientially involves being at the exact site where important events happened while exploring collaborative workshop content. 

Registration is now open with only 21 seats available for this unique and informative traveling workshop sponsored by Arts South Dakota, CAIRNS and the Bush Foundation.