Native Lands & Arts2019-04-09T15:55:19-05:00

En Route; Lakota Lands & Indian Arts Traveling Workshop

Traveling out of Rapid City JUNE 24-26, 2019

Arts South Dakota is excited to offer discounted rates on a 3-day traveling workshop led by CAIRNS (Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies).

Registration Fee – $150 by May 24. This is a 50% discount compared to full price! This price includes the bus trip.
Food is NOT provided, but lunch will be available to purchase during the tour. You will return to the hotel in time for dinner each evening.
Block hotel rate of $129/day available until 5/24. See below for reduced rate booking information.

Space is limited, so register today!
DISCLAIMER: the trip is dependent upon adequate numbers to fill the bus. We will provide a full refund if rescheduling required.

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.

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.

This is not a tour. You are not a tourist. This is a traveling workshop more like a college course. During the three days together one goal is that you should sit in every row on the bus and not sit beside the same person twice. You will conduct “interviews” with your seat mates, watch film clips, listen to presentations, participate in group discussions and have time to complete written assignments. Of course, you will also have some time to observe the landscape passing beyond the bus windows.

A special thanks to Dr. Craig Howe and CAIRNS ( for facilitating this fantastic workshop!

SAVE THE DATE: Next workshop will focus on Dakota lands and arts, traveling out of Brookings on August 5-7, 2019.


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A discounted rate for Arts South Dakota is available at Holiday Inn Rapid City – Rushmore Plaza, Rapid City, SD.
June 24 – 26, 2019
$129 Single King with Sofa-sleeper
$129 Double Queen
Upgrade to a Double Queen Executive (Double Queen with w/ sleeper sofa) for $10 more.
Rate cannot be guaranteed after 05/24/2017

Reserve your room today:
Call 844-516-6415 anytime. Reference Arts South Dakota or ASD
Follow this link to book online: Arts South Dakota (does not work with mobile devices)

Want more time in the Black Hills? Extend your stay up to three days prior and three days after at the same rate (based on availability).