Tusweca Tiospaye Language Summit’s Powwow Will Attract Hundreds to Rapid City

Language Camp Rapid City Powwow

Language Camp Rapid City Powwow

RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA – Some 21 American Indian and First Nations tribes from ten states and provinces will be represented at the Tusweca Tiospaye Lakota Nakota Language Summit this week in Rapid City, Dakota.

The summit began yesterday and continues until Saturday, November 16 at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center in downtown Rapid City.

Oceti Sakowin Wacipi Powwow 2013

Oceti Sakowin Wacipi Powwow 2013

On Friday evening, the Oceti Sakowin Wacipi (Seven Council Fires Powwow) will be in the Rushmore Room.

The language summit is the sixth annual event that was established to preserve languages for this and future generations. Organizers created the Lakota Dakota Nakota Language Summit in order to unite the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) in efforts to revitalize the Lakota Dakota Nakota Languages.

Since that first gathering the summit has grown into an effort to unite all First Nations in language revitalization. Today the summit has become a world Indigenous language gathering.

Teachers, school administrators, tribal councils, language programs, language advocates, language teachers, language learners, linguists, community members, elders, youth are encouraged to attend.

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) will be provided by Sitting Bull College free of charge for all registered summit participants.

Friday’s powwow is an opportunity to celebrate the rich heritage through drumming and dancing. Grand Entry is at 6:00 pm. Participants are encouraged to bring their regalia.


This weekend powwows are as follows:


Sixth Annual Tusweca Tiospaye Lakota Nakota

Language Summit & Oceti Sakowin Wacipi

November 14 – November 17

Best Western Ramkota Hotel & Convention Center

2111 North Lacrosse Street

Rapid City, South Dakota


23rd Annual Great American Indian Exposition & Powwow

November 15 – November 17

Richmond, Virginia


Cheroenhaka Indian Intertribal Corn Harvest Fall Powwow

November 15 – November 16

Cattashowrock Town

Courtland, Virginia


18th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration

November 16

Raleigh, North Carolina


Restoration Powwow

November 16

Chinook Winds Casino

Lincoln City, Oregon


National Native American Heritage Day Powwow

November 17

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, Massachusetts


NOTE:  The Native News Online attempts to keep up-to-date year round powwow calendar. Please feel free to email your powwow to: levi@nativenewsonline.net.

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