Animal Mementos of a Missouri River Atlantis

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In downtown Chamberlain, six animal sculptures created by WPA artists are reminders of a submerged island Shangri-la.

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Inspired by an Ancestor's Vision, Anthony Horse Road Is Resurrecting a Lakota Tradition

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The artist spoke to SDPB about reading porcupine quill work, discovering artistic methods through ceremony, and saving lives through art.

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World Champion Hoop Dancer Jasmine Pickner-Bell on Breaking Barriers

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Pickner-Bell talked to SDPB about integrating a formerly all-male art form & an upcoming movie about her life.

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See Bryan Akipa's Performance at the Lighting Ceremony for "Dignity of Earth and Sky"

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The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate-raised artist provided the perfect soundtrack for the lighting of the monument.

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In His Own Words: Dale Lamphere on "Dignity"

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South Dakota state artist laureate Dale Lamphere sat down with us a few months ago to talk about his work, including his new statue, Dignity.

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Northern Plains Indian Art Market Returns to Sioux Falls

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The 29th annual NPIAM brings world-class American Indian art to Sioux Falls Sept. 15-18.

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Rising Voices / Hótȟaŋiŋpi Premieres November 16 on SDPB TV

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The new documentary tells the story of a passionate, dedicated and diverse group of people, including members of the Lakota community and linguists from outside who are working together to save the language and restore it to its rightful place in Lakota — and American — culture.

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Teaching Dakota Language Through Traditional Song, and Football

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SDPB heard from Mikey Peters, Director of Dakota Studies at Tiospa Zina Tribal School on the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Reservation about the importance of Dakota language for youth, honor songs, different methods of teaching and inspirations.

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Moccasin: A Traditional Native American Game, Evolving Over Time

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Moccasin, also known as Haŋpa Apena, is one of the traditional Dakota games played at the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Wacipi.

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Master Dakota Flute Maker Bryan Akipa Never Stops Exploring His Art Form

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Since a serendipitous moment spent with Oscar Howe, the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate artist has played a key role in the revival of Native flute making and music. 

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Star Quilting Came Naturally For These Sisters

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Through honoring a departed dad, these Agency Village sisters (and a cousin) found a calling.

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Keeping the Art of Porcupine Quill Bead Work Alive

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A Sisseton artist employs both ancient and modern methods to keep a traditional art form going strong. 

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New Children’s Book Tells the Story of Oscar Howe

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With the new children’s book Native American Master Artist: Oscar Howe, two South Dakota educators and a Minneapolis-based graphic-designer have teamed up to tell the story of the great Dakota artist.

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Oscar Howe's Wounded Knee Massacre, a Rarely Seen Masterpiece

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The disquieting master work by one of our greatest artists was spurned at its reception, and has seldom been seen since.

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Interview: Frank Waln, Part II

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The second part of our interview with the Rosebud Reservation-raised rapper and star of MTV's Rebel Music: Native America.

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