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
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
Cheroenhaka Indian Intertribal Corn Harvest Fall Powwow
November 15 – November 16
18th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration
Raleigh, North Carolina
Chinook Winds Casino
Lincoln City, Oregon
National Native American Heritage Day Powwow
Bridgewater State University
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