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South Dakota Humanities Council

September 2022

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Thursday September 1
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am Brainstorming: The Human Connection - Native Representation in Children's Literature
    Brainstorming: The Human Connection - Native Representation in Children's Literature
    10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Zoom

    Award-winning author and 2022 Festival of Books presenter Traci Sorell, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, talks about her commitment to representing contemporary Native people in her books and the importance of diversity throughout children’s literature.

    Zoom Link

    Scholar: Lawrence Diggs with Traci Sorell

    Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council

    Please let us know what you thought of the program!
    https://sdhumanities.wufoo.com/forms/r10zvgvg124kfm2/

Friday September 2
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Our History Is the Future Discussion
    Our History Is the Future Discussion
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, 18 Church St, Vermillion

    Brad Tennant will lead a virtual discussion on the 2022 One Book South Dakota, Our History Is the Future, by Nick Estes.

    Scholar: Brad Tennant

    Sponsored by: Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library

    For more information, contact: Kendra Brewer <kendra.brewer@vermillionpubliclibrary.org>

Saturday September 3
Sunday September 4
Monday September 5
Tuesday September 6
Wednesday September 7
Thursday September 8
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Our History Is the Future Discussion
    Our History Is the Future Discussion
    10:00 am – 11:00 am
    OLLI - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USD, 4801 N Career Ave, Sioux Falls

    This event is created for OLLI members, but guests will be welcome.
    Sharon Olbertson will lead a virtual discussion on the 2022 One Book South Dakota, Our History Is the Future, by Nick Estes.

    Scholar: Sharon Olbertson

    Sponsored by: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

    For more information, contact: Thea Miller Ryan <thea.ryan@usd.edu>

  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am Brainstorming: The Human Connection - What is the SD Humanities Council?
    Brainstorming: The Human Connection - What is the SD Humanities Council?
    10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Zoom

    What is the South Dakota Humanities Council?
    SDHC staff members introduce themselves and talk about what they do, the resources available through SDHC, and how you can get involved with the organization.

    Zoom Link

    Scholar: Lawrence Diggs with SDHC Staff Members

    Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council

    Please let us know what you thought of the program!
    https://sdhumanities.wufoo.com/forms/r10zvgvg124kfm2/

  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm #30Days30Stories: Let's Do More to Prevent Suicide
    #30Days30Stories: Let's Do More to Prevent Suicide
    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Severance Brewing Company, 701 N Phillips Ave Suite 110, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA

    #30Days30Stories: Let’s Do More to Prevent Suicide, hosted by Lost&Found, will use digital media along with community events throughout the state to highlight the current needs for suicide prevention statewide – and the hope we can find in shared stories.

    Lost&Found is an organization dedicated to suicide prevention, awareness, and postvention services for youth and young adults in South Dakota. Building on its first #30Days30Stories campaign during National Suicide Prevention Month in 2021, Lost&Found will once share the stories of 30 youth and young adults from South Dakota who have discovered resilience and hope in the face of mental health conditions and suicide in their communities.

    All events will be in-person with live recording available after the event.

    Event Host:  Joel Kaskinen
    This event will feature Gabe Dannenbring

    Sponsored by: Lost&Found

    For more information, contact: Erik Muckey <emuckey@resilienttoday.org>

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Our History Is the Future OBSD Discussion
    Our History Is the Future OBSD Discussion
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    First Presbyterian Church, 2300 S West Ave, Sioux Falls

    Lori Walsh will lead a virtual discussion on the 2022 One Book South Dakota, Our History Is the Future, by Nick Estes.

    Scholar: Lori M. Walsh

    Sponsored By: First Presbyterian Readers Group

    For more information, contact: Linda Rasmussen <dlrasmussen@sio.midco.net>

Friday September 9
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm #30Days30Stories: Let's Do More to Prevent Suicide
    #30Days30Stories: Let's Do More to Prevent Suicide
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Black Hills State University, 1200 University St, Spearfish, SD 57799, USA

    Location: BHSU Student Engagement and Leadership Center, BHSU Student Union
    This event takes place at 10:00 am MT

    #30Days30Stories: Let’s Do More to Prevent Suicide, hosted by Lost&Found, will use digital media along with community events throughout the state to highlight the current needs for suicide prevention statewide – and the hope we can find in shared stories.

    Lost&Found is an organization dedicated to suicide prevention, awareness, and postvention services for youth and young adults in South Dakota. Building on its first #30Days30Stories campaign during National Suicide Prevention Month in 2021, Lost&Found will once share the stories of 30 youth and young adults from South Dakota who have discovered resilience and hope in the face of mental health conditions and suicide in their communities.


    All events will be in-person with live recording available after the event.

    Event Host:  Joel Kaskinen
    This event will feature Jake Danielson    .

    Sponsored by: Lost&Found

    For more information, contact: Erik Muckey <emuckey@resilienttoday.org>

Saturday September 10
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm The History of Auschwitz
    The History of Auschwitz
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    American Legion Hall, 304 Main St, Geddes

    Patrick Hicks will discuss how this notorious concentration camp grew in size from 1939 until 1945, and talk about what it means for us today. He may also discuss his novel, The Commandant of Lubizec, which is based upon Auschwitz and the other Operation Reinhard camps. Photos of the camp and discussion are usually part of this accessible talk.

    Scholar: Patrick Hicks

    Sponsored by: Geddes Historical Society

    For more information, contact: Ron Dufek <dufsdfek@midstatesd.net>

Sunday September 11
Monday September 12
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Badger Clark, First Poet Laureate of South Dakota
    Badger Clark, First Poet Laureate of South Dakota
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Senior Citizen Center, 1306 N 10th St, Spearfish,

    From “A Cowboy’s Prayer” to “Cat Pioneers” — Badger Clark poems as nighthawk tunes.

    Scholar: Michael McDonald

    Sponsored by: Spearfish Senior Citizen Center

    For more information, contact: Stephanie Crago <sscdirector@rushmore.com>

Tuesday September 13
  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Online - Zoom

    In this 10-week virtual class, learn about the differences between historic sites and monuments, what makes some of them so controversial, and how we can better understand each situation.

    Scholar: Raffi Andonian

    Sponsored by: Humanities North Dakota

    For more information and to register: https://www.humanitiesnd.org/event-details/conflicts-in-history-and-memory-of-americana

    Tuesdays: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15

    6:30 – 8:30 pm CST

    Recurs weekly
Wednesday September 14
Thursday September 15
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am Brainstorming: The Human Connection - 20 Years of the Festival of Books
    Brainstorming: The Human Connection - 20 Years of the Festival of Books
    10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Zoom

    As the South Dakota Festival of Books prepares to celebrate its 20thanniversary, frequent presenters Patrick Hicks, Jim Reese & Christine Stewart-Nuñez look back on their Festival experiences and consider the event’s impact on readers and writers throughout the region.

    Zoom Link

    Scholar: Lawrence Diggs with Patrick Hicks and Christine Stewart-Nuñez

    Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council

    Please let us know what you thought of the program!
    https://sdhumanities.wufoo.com/forms/r10zvgvg124kfm2/

  • 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm The Boy in Muddy, Rumpled Overalls — Who Helped Capture the Younger Brothers of the Jesse James Outlaw Gang
    The Boy in Muddy, Rumpled Overalls — Who Helped Capture the Younger Brothers of the Jesse James Outlaw Gang
    1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
    Day County Court House (Community Rm, W entrance), 711 1st St W, Webster

    This PowerPoint presentation exposes the secret that Webster, SD citizen Doc Sorbel hid all his life. Asle Oscar Sorbel, the 17-year-old lad then living in Madelia, MN and responsible for the capture of the Younger Brothers of the infamous Jesse James outlaw gang in 1876 … quickly and judiciously disappeared. After several years, he would reappear in Webster, SD and spend the rest of his life as the eminent area “horse doctor”, harboring his secret until the year before he died in 1930.

    Scholar: Arley Fadness

    Sponsored by: Museum of Wildlife, Science & Industry

    For more information, contact: Duane Anderson <lake@abe.midco.net>

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Virtual SDHC Grant Writing Workshop
    Virtual SDHC Grant Writing Workshop
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Zoom presentation

    To help you prepare a competitive grant application, SDHC invites you to join us for a virtual grant writing workshop.  This workshop will introduce you to SDHC’s grant opportunities and teach you how to submit a competitive proposal.

    Zoom Meeting Link

    Hosted by:  The South Dakota Humanities Council

    For more information, contact:  Melinda Berdanier <melinda@sdhumanities.org>

  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Speaking of Health: A Health Humanities Speaker Series
    Speaking of Health: A Health Humanities Speaker Series
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Wegner Health Science Library, Nettleman Classroom; 1400 W 22nd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, USA

    Mara Buchbinder is the first author and speaker featured as part of a series of common readings to guide participants as they consider differing perspectives on health humanities and the ways that these insights might apply to their own lives and communities.  Mara will be speaking about her most recent book, Scripting Death: Stories of Assisted Dying in America (2021).


    This event is in person but will also be live-streamed at the following link: https://youtu.be/OYn_9tu3QNc.


    Sponsored by: USD Wegner Health Sciences Library

    For more information, contact: Anna Simonson <Anna.Simonson@usd.edu>

  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm One Book Author Tour
    One Book Author Tour
    6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Old Main, Vermillion, SD 57069, USA

    Our History Is the Future Presentation with author Nick Estes

    Location: Farber Hall in Old Main,Vermillion

    Coordinator: John A. Little, john.little@usd.edu

    Sponsored by: USD Office of Native Recruitment & AlumniEngagement

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Our History Is the Future Discussion
    Our History Is the Future Discussion
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Tripp County Library, 442 Monroe St, Winner

    Kathy Antonen will lead a virtual discussion on the 2022 One Book South Dakota, Our History Is the Future, by Nick Estes.

    Scholar: Kathy Antonen

    Sponsored by: Tripp County Library Grossenburg Memorial

    For more information, contact: Misti Burns <tclib@gwtc.net>

Friday September 16
  • 8:00 am – 8:30 pm USD History Graduate Program Centennial Conference and Reunion
    USD History Graduate Program Centennial Conference and Reunion
    8:00 am – 8:30 pm
    Muenster University Center, 349-499 E Cherry St, Vermillion, SD 57069, USA

    This conference is an academic and professional history conference to celebrate the centennial of the History M.A. Program at the University of South Dakota.

    Sponsored by: USD – History Department

    For more information, contact Molly Rozum molly.rozum@usd.edu

  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm The Work of Wolves Discussion
    The Work of Wolves Discussion
    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Sturgis Public Library, 1040 Harley-Davidson Way #101, Sturgis

    When fourteen-year-old Carson Fielding buys his first horse—a run-down, wild-eyed
    roan—from the wealthiest rancher in his South Dakota border town, he learns a hard
    lesson about dealing with powerful men. Conflicts arise, and with the help from friends at
    the nearby Lakota Indian reservation, Carson challenges the ranchers’ rule, fiercely
    determined to protect what he holds most dear.
    Author Kent Meyers will discuss his book The Work of Wolves as the culminating event of the Sturgis Public Library’s city-wide read.

    Scholar: Kent Meyers

    Sponsored by: Sturgis Public Library

    For more information, contact: Christopher Hahn <chahn@sturgisgov.com>

Saturday September 17
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm The Stavig Letters
    The Stavig Letters
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Fort Sisseton Historic State Park, 11907 434th Ave, Lake City

    The immigrant experience comes to life in this three-person readers’ theater program created by Dr. Wayne Knutson. Content comes directly from an extensive collection of letters written over a fifty-year period between two brothers, one who emigrated to Dakota Territory and one who stayed in Norway. 
    This is our harvest festival which has about 1000+ attendees. During the day we provide the history of the garden, have the garden plowed by horses, speakers, reenactors, etc. The focus is family, kids and adults.

    Scholars: John and Jane Rasmussen, Curtis Dahl

    Sponsored by: Fort Sisseton Historic State Park

    For more information, contact: Ali Tonsfeldt <alicia.tonsfeldt@state.sd.us>

Sunday September 18
Monday September 19
Tuesday September 20
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mileposts on the Mickelson Trail - A 130-Year Retrospective
    Mileposts on the Mickelson Trail - A 130-Year Retrospective
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Custer Senior Citizen's Center, 538 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer

    As residents and visitors walk the George S. Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills, conversation often turns to the trail’s railroad history. South Dakota State Railroad Museum Curator Rick Mills provides a PowerPoint program detailing the Trail’s 110 miles of history in photos and stories – stretching from Edgemont to the terminus at Deadwood.

    Scholar: Rick W. Mills

    Sponsored by: Custer County Senior Citizen Center

    For more information, contact: Roxanne Horkey <cscdirector@gwtc.net>

  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Heirlooms: Creative Life Writing Workshop
    Heirlooms: Creative Life Writing Workshop
    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Minneluzahan Senior Citizen, 315 N 4th St, Rapid City

    Have you always wanted to record your memories onto paper so your family can cherish your stories for years to come? This workshop provides writing prompts which encourage participants to pen their life memories through sensory detail. Creative writing has many benefits aside from preserving valuable memories. It helps sharpen the mind and provides a therapeutic outlet for emotions. For the workshop, please have access to a notebook and pen or a Word program on your computer. All ages of adults are welcome to attend.

    Scholar: Molly Barari

    Sponsored by: Minneluzahan Senior Citizens Center

    For more information, contact: Mark Rambow <msccrcdirector@gmail.com>

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Online - Zoom

    In this 10-week virtual class, learn about the differences between historic sites and monuments, what makes some of them so controversial, and how we can better understand each situation.

    Scholar: Raffi Andonian

    Sponsored by: Humanities North Dakota

    For more information and to register: https://www.humanitiesnd.org/event-details/conflicts-in-history-and-memory-of-americana

    Tuesdays: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15

    6:30 – 8:30 pm CST

    Recurs weekly
Wednesday September 21
Thursday September 22
  • All Day Young Readers Festival of Books
    Young Readers Festival of Books
    Sioux Falls/Brookings

    The Young Readers Festival hosts numerous children’s/YA authors and illustrators who speak directly to students in schools and at local cultural centers.

    2022 Young Readers Festival authors and events schedule can be found on the Festival of Books page.

  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am Brainstorming: The Human Connection - Live from the Festival of Books
    Brainstorming: The Human Connection - Live from the Festival of Books
    10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Zoom

    Live from the Festival of Books
    Lawrence Diggs talks to Jennifer Widman and Festival authors live from the Washington Pavilion.


    Zoom Link

    Scholar: Lawrence Diggs with Jennifer Widman and guest authors

    Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council

    Please let us know what you thought of the program!
    https://sdhumanities.wufoo.com/forms/r10zvgvg124kfm2/

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Rainforests and Maya Ruins
    Rainforests and Maya Ruins
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Elks Lodge, 600 W Kemp Ave, Watertown

    Hispanic culture and history
    • Ten different journeys over a thirty-year period
    • Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica
    • Three-month bicycle tour, snorkeling trips, ocean kayaking trips
    • Numerous explorations of Maya ruins and pyramids
    • Maya culture today, the largest group of Native Americans in North America
    • Day of the Dead and other traditional festivals
    • Religious celebrations, folk art and colorful highland markets

    This is the Codington County Historical Society’s fall meeting. A dinner is followed by the program. Our audience is Historical Society members and other guests from the local and surrounding communities.

    Scholars: Bruce Junek and Tass Thacker

    Sponsored by: Codington County Historical Society

    For more information, contact: Claudia Brunick-Spieker <claudia@cchsmuseum.org>

Friday September 23
  • All Day Young Readers Festival of Books
    Young Readers Festival of Books
    Sioux Falls/Brookings

    The Young Readers Festival hosts numerous children’s/YA authors and illustrators who speak directly to students in schools and at local cultural centers.

    2022 Young Readers Festival authors and events schedule can be found on the Festival of Books page.

  • 5:00 pm 20th Annual Festival of Books
    20th Annual Festival of Books
    5:00 pm
    Brookings, SD 57006, USA

    2022 Festival of Books details available at SDBookFestival.com!

Saturday September 24
  • All Day 20th Annual Festival of Books
    20th Annual Festival of Books
    Brookings, SD 57006, USA

    2022 Festival of Books details available at SDBookFestival.com!

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Heirlooms: Creative Life Writing Workshop
    Heirlooms: Creative Life Writing Workshop
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Chautauqua Artisans Market, 629 N River St, Hot Springs

    Have you always wanted to record your memories onto paper so your family can cherish your stories for years to come? This workshop provides writing prompts which encourage participants to pen their life memories through sensory detail. Creative writing has many benefits aside from preserving valuable memories. It helps sharpen the mind and provides a therapeutic outlet for emotions. For the workshop, please have access to a notebook and pen or a Word program on your computer. All ages of adults are welcome to attend.

    Scholar: Molly Barari

    Sponsored by: Chautauqua Craftsmen & Artisans of The Black Hills

    For more information, contact: Terry Slagel <terryslagel@yahoo.com>

Sunday September 25
  • 20th Annual Festival of Books Ends 6:00 pm
    20th Annual Festival of Books
    Brookings, SD 57006, USA

    2022 Festival of Books details available at SDBookFestival.com!

Monday September 26
Tuesday September 27
  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Online - Zoom

    In this 10-week virtual class, learn about the differences between historic sites and monuments, what makes some of them so controversial, and how we can better understand each situation.

    Scholar: Raffi Andonian

    Sponsored by: Humanities North Dakota

    For more information and to register: https://www.humanitiesnd.org/event-details/conflicts-in-history-and-memory-of-americana

    Tuesdays: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15

    6:30 – 8:30 pm CST

    Recurs weekly
Wednesday September 28
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm The Intermediate/Advanced Lakota Reader Project
    The Intermediate/Advanced Lakota Reader Project
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    7900B Prairie Drive, Kyle, SD 57752

    This event takes place from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain Time.

    The Lakota Language Consortium will create and the first ever-intermediate to advanced reader in the Lakota language.  The reader will anthologize 64 texts about Lakota mythology and history, documented by Lakota anthropologist Ella Deloria.  Each story will include a glossary and culturally appropriate illustrations.  This classroom resource will improve Lakota students’ reading comprehension and writing skills by providing them longer, more complex reading material.


    Attendees will receive a copy of the new book Lakota Stories. Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, registration is required at the door and COVID guidelines will be followed. 

    Scholars:  Efforts to translate by Jan Ullrich, Ben Black Bear, Alex Fire Thunder and Rick Two Dogs.  

    Sponsored by:  The Lakota Language Consortium

    For more information, contact:  Jamie Marquez <jamie@lakhota.org>

  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Victim Voices: Stories of Familial Identity Theft
    Victim Voices: Stories of Familial Identity Theft
    4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
    Swiftel Center, 824 32nd Ave, Brookings

    Familial identity theft occurs when an individual obtains and uses the personal identifying information of a relative without his/her consent for personal gain. This is an often-unreported crime, yet the financial, emotional, and physical impacts victims experience are often long-lasting. In this presentation, common themes in familial identity theft victims’ experiences will be shared, supported by the voices of real victims.

    This is the South Dakota Library Association’s annual conference. Betz-Hamilton will be the first speaker right after the pre-conference.

    Scholar: Axton Betz-Hamilton

    Sponsored by: South Dakota Library Association

    For more information, contact: Shari Theroux <shari.theroux@sdstate.edu>

Thursday September 29
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am Brainstorming: The Human Connection - Museum on Main Street Crossroads Exhibit
    Brainstorming: The Human Connection - Museum on Main Street Crossroads Exhibit
    10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Zoom

    Lawrence Diggs talks to Ann Volin (SDHC) and Gwen McCausland (SD Agricultural Heritage Museum) about the recently opened Crossroads: Change in Rural America traveling exhibit.

    Zoom Link


    Scholar: Lawrence Diggs with Ann Volin and Gwen McCausland

    Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council

    Please let us know what you thought of the program!
    https://sdhumanities.wufoo.com/forms/r10zvgvg124kfm2/

Friday September 30

No additional events this month.

October 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Saturday October 1
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Mileposts on the Mickelson Trail - A 130-Year Retrospective
    Mileposts on the Mickelson Trail - A 130-Year Retrospective
    10:00 am – 11:00 am
    Tri-State Museum, 415 5th Ave, Belle Fourche

    As residents and visitors walk the George S. Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills, conversation often turns to the trail’s railroad history. South Dakota State Railroad Museum Curator Rick Mills provides a PowerPoint program detailing the Trail’s 110 miles of history in photos and stories – stretching from Edgemont to the terminus at Deadwood.

    Scholar: Rick Mills

    Sponsored by: Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center

    For more information, contact: Kristi Thielen <kristi@bellefourche.org>

Sunday October 2
Monday October 3
Tuesday October 4
  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Online - Zoom

    In this 10-week virtual class, learn about the differences between historic sites and monuments, what makes some of them so controversial, and how we can better understand each situation.

    Scholar: Raffi Andonian

    Sponsored by: Humanities North Dakota

    For more information and to register: https://www.humanitiesnd.org/event-details/conflicts-in-history-and-memory-of-americana

    Tuesdays: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15

    6:30 – 8:30 pm CST

    Recurs weekly
Wednesday October 5
Thursday October 6
  • All Day The Intermediate/Advanced Lakota Reader Project
    The Intermediate/Advanced Lakota Reader Project
    The Civic Center/Monument, 444 N Mt Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA

    Exact time and specific location of event TBD.  This event will take place in Mountain Time at the 2022 Lakota Dakota Nakota Language Summit.
    Due to scheduling/capacity, this event may be moved to another venue.

    The Lakota Language Consortium will create and the first ever-intermediate to advanced reader in the Lakota language.  The reader will anthologize 64 texts about Lakota mythology and history, documented by Lakota anthropologist Ella Deloria.  Each story will include a glossary and culturally appropriate illustrations.  This classroom resource will improve Lakota students’ reading comprehension and writing skills by providing them longer, more complex reading material.

    Scholars:  Efforts to translate by Jan Ullrich, Ben Black Bear, Alex Fire Thunder and Rick Two Dogs.  

    Sponsored by:  The Lakota Language Consortium

    For more information, contact:  Jamie Marquez <jamie@lakhota.org>
    or visit: https://tusweca.org/language-summit

  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am Brainstorming: The Human Connection
    Brainstorming: The Human Connection
    10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Zoom

    Discussion Topic TBA


    Zoom Link

    Scholar: Lawrence Diggs

    Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council

    Please let us know what you thought of the program!
    https://sdhumanities.wufoo.com/forms/r10zvgvg124kfm2/

Friday October 7
  • All Day The Intermediate/Advanced Lakota Reader Project
    The Intermediate/Advanced Lakota Reader Project
    The Civic Center/Monument, 444 N Mt Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA

    Exact time and specific location of event TBD.  This event will take place in Mountain Time at the 2022 Lakota Dakota Nakota Language Summit.
    Due to scheduling/capacity, this event may be moved to another venue.

    The Lakota Language Consortium will create and the first ever-intermediate to advanced reader in the Lakota language.  The reader will anthologize 64 texts about Lakota mythology and history, documented by Lakota anthropologist Ella Deloria.  Each story will include a glossary and culturally appropriate illustrations.  This classroom resource will improve Lakota students’ reading comprehension and writing skills by providing them longer, more complex reading material.

    Scholars:  Efforts to translate by Jan Ullrich, Ben Black Bear, Alex Fire Thunder and Rick Two Dogs.  

    Sponsored by:  The Lakota Language Consortium

    For more information, contact:  Jamie Marquez <jamie@lakhota.org>
    or visit: https://tusweca.org/language-summit

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dakota Daughters: Wounded Knee 1890, Three Women, Three Lives, Three Cultures
    Dakota Daughters: Wounded Knee 1890, Three Women, Three Lives, Three Cultures
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel, 16415 Sioux Conifer Rd, Watertown

    Dakota Daughters – Lillian Witt, Geraldine Goes in Center and Joyce Jefferson – commemorated the 130-year anniversary of the December 29, 1890, Wounded Knee Massacre. Now, they look to the future of 2022 and beyond. They have made it a priority to tell this story throughout South Dakota by relaying historical information in an interesting, thought-provoking, entertaining and memorable way. They have augmented their program to include slides from their collaboration with The Journey Museum and Periaktos Productions: “Reflections on the Massacre at Wounded Knee.” The Dakota Daughters hope when people see their play, they will realize that although we all are unique – such as skin color, cultures, beliefs – deep down we are not all that different. Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ – “We are all related.”

    Scholars: Joyce Jefferson, Geraldine Goes in Center, Lillian Witt

    Sponsored by: Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel

    For more information, contact: Tina Eberhardt <tina.eberhardt@dakotasioux.com>

Saturday October 8
  • All Day The Intermediate/Advanced Lakota Reader Project
    The Intermediate/Advanced Lakota Reader Project
    The Civic Center/Monument, 444 N Mt Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA

    Exact time and specific location of event TBD.  This event will take place in Mountain Time at the 2022 Lakota Dakota Nakota Language Summit.
    Due to scheduling/capacity, this event may be moved to another venue.

    The Lakota Language Consortium will create and the first ever-intermediate to advanced reader in the Lakota language.  The reader will anthologize 64 texts about Lakota mythology and history, documented by Lakota anthropologist Ella Deloria.  Each story will include a glossary and culturally appropriate illustrations.  This classroom resource will improve Lakota students’ reading comprehension and writing skills by providing them longer, more complex reading material.

    Scholars:  Efforts to translate by Jan Ullrich, Ben Black Bear, Alex Fire Thunder and Rick Two Dogs.  

    Sponsored by:  The Lakota Language Consortium

    For more information, contact:  Jamie Marquez <jamie@lakhota.org>
    or visit: https://tusweca.org/language-summit

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Dakota Daughters: Wounded Knee 1890, Three Women, Three Lives, Three Cultures
    Dakota Daughters: Wounded Knee 1890, Three Women, Three Lives, Three Cultures
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library, 215 4th Ave SE, Aberdeen

    Dakota Daughters – Lillian Witt, Geraldine Goes in Center and Joyce Jefferson – commemorated the 130-year anniversary of the December 29, 1890, Wounded Knee Massacre. Now, they look to the future of 2022 and beyond. They have made it a priority to tell this story throughout South Dakota by relaying historical information in an interesting, thought-provoking, entertaining and memorable way. They have augmented their program to include slides from their collaboration with The Journey Museum and Periaktos Productions: “Reflections on the Massacre at Wounded Knee.” The Dakota Daughters hope when people see their play, they will realize that although we all are unique – such as skin color, cultures, beliefs – deep down we are not all that different. Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ – “We are all related.”

    Scholars: Joyce Jefferson, Geraldine Goes in Center, Lillian Witt

    Sponsored by: Aberdeen Area League of Women Voters

    For more information, contact: Betty M. Sheldon <wrybread44@yahoo.com>

Sunday October 9
Monday October 10
Tuesday October 11
  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Online - Zoom

    In this 10-week virtual class, learn about the differences between historic sites and monuments, what makes some of them so controversial, and how we can better understand each situation.

    Scholar: Raffi Andonian

    Sponsored by: Humanities North Dakota

    For more information and to register: https://www.humanitiesnd.org/event-details/conflicts-in-history-and-memory-of-americana

    Tuesdays: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15

    6:30 – 8:30 pm CST

    Recurs weekly
Wednesday October 12
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Writing About Crime in Our Communities
    Writing About Crime in Our Communities
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Mount Marty University, Scholastica Learning Center Room 107, 1105 W 8th St, Yankton

    Mary Alice Haug will speak to Dr. Jim Reese’s Crime, Literature and Fill Class.

    Scholar: Mary Alice Haug

    Sponsored by: Mount Marty University, English Dept

    For more information, contact: Jim Reese <james.reese@mountmarty.edu>

Thursday October 13
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am Brainstorming: The Human Connection - Americana with Raffi
    Brainstorming: The Human Connection - Americana with Raffi
    10:30 am – 11:30 am

    Oct 13 | Americana with Raffi 
    Best-selling author of three books, professional public speaker, and producer and host of a streaming TV show that challenges the present by inquiring the past, Raffi Andonian talks with Lawrence Diggs about his online class, “Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana”


    Zoom Link

    Scholar: Lawrence Diggs with Raffi Andonian

    Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council

    Please let us know what you thought of the program!
    https://sdhumanities.wufoo.com/forms/r10zvgvg124kfm2/

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Tuesday October 18
  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Online - Zoom

    In this 10-week virtual class, learn about the differences between historic sites and monuments, what makes some of them so controversial, and how we can better understand each situation.

    Scholar: Raffi Andonian

    Sponsored by: Humanities North Dakota

    For more information and to register: https://www.humanitiesnd.org/event-details/conflicts-in-history-and-memory-of-americana

    Tuesdays: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15

    6:30 – 8:30 pm CST

    Recurs weekly
Wednesday October 19
Thursday October 20
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Saturday October 22
Sunday October 23
Monday October 24
Tuesday October 25
  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Online - Zoom

    In this 10-week virtual class, learn about the differences between historic sites and monuments, what makes some of them so controversial, and how we can better understand each situation.

    Scholar: Raffi Andonian

    Sponsored by: Humanities North Dakota

    For more information and to register: https://www.humanitiesnd.org/event-details/conflicts-in-history-and-memory-of-americana

    Tuesdays: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15

    6:30 – 8:30 pm CST

    Recurs weekly
Wednesday October 26
Thursday October 27
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Monday October 31

November 2022

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  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Homestead Act Claim Shanty Interactive Exhibit
    Homestead Act Claim Shanty Interactive Exhibit
    6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Lake County Museum, 221 NE 8th St, Madison, SD 57042, USA

    The Lake County Museum will feature an exhibit that interprets the claim shanty experience common for pioneer families who utilized the Homestead Act in Eastern South Dakota in the late 1870s and 1890s. The exhibit will be interactive and accessible for children and will allow them to act out the experience of living in a claim shanty. The exhibit will also include large panels featuring the history of the Homestead Act, the experience of many women who staked claims, and the interactions between white and Oceti Sakowin people in this area during the same time period.

    6:30 pm – Social time: Meet and greet presenter and exhibit viewing 
    7:00 pm – Speaker presentation

    Scholar: Laura Hovey Neubert

    Sponsored by: Lake County Historical Society

    For more information, contact: Julie Breu <history@lakecountymuseum.org>

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Online - Zoom

    In this 10-week virtual class, learn about the differences between historic sites and monuments, what makes some of them so controversial, and how we can better understand each situation.

    Scholar: Raffi Andonian

    Sponsored by: Humanities North Dakota

    For more information and to register: https://www.humanitiesnd.org/event-details/conflicts-in-history-and-memory-of-americana

    Tuesdays: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15

    6:30 – 8:30 pm CST

    Recurs weekly
Wednesday November 2
Thursday November 3
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Saturday November 5
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Tuesday November 8
  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Online - Zoom

    In this 10-week virtual class, learn about the differences between historic sites and monuments, what makes some of them so controversial, and how we can better understand each situation.

    Scholar: Raffi Andonian

    Sponsored by: Humanities North Dakota

    For more information and to register: https://www.humanitiesnd.org/event-details/conflicts-in-history-and-memory-of-americana

    Tuesdays: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15

    6:30 – 8:30 pm CST

    Recurs weekly
Wednesday November 9
Thursday November 10
Friday November 11
Saturday November 12
Sunday November 13
Monday November 14
Tuesday November 15
  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Online - Zoom

    In this 10-week virtual class, learn about the differences between historic sites and monuments, what makes some of them so controversial, and how we can better understand each situation.

    Scholar: Raffi Andonian

    Sponsored by: Humanities North Dakota

    For more information and to register: https://www.humanitiesnd.org/event-details/conflicts-in-history-and-memory-of-americana

    Tuesdays: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15

    6:30 – 8:30 pm CST

    Recurs weekly
Wednesday November 16
Thursday November 17
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December 2022

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  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Speaking of Health: A Health Humanities Speaker Series
    Speaking of Health: A Health Humanities Speaker Series
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Wegner Health Science Library, Nettleman Classroom; 1400 W 22nd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, USA

    Sam Kean is the second author and speaker featured as part of a series of common readings to guide participants as they consider differing perspectives on health humanities and the ways that these insights might apply to their own lives and communities.  A NYT bestselling author, Sam will discuss medical ethics and medical history related to his most recent publication, The Icepick Surgeon (2021).


    This event is in person but will also be live-streamed at the following link: https://youtu.be/OYn_9tu3QNc.

    Sponsored by: USD Wegner Health Sciences Library

    For more information, contact: Anna Simonson <Anna.Simonson@usd.edu>

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