...what i did on my summer vacation.

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Do you remember writing a paper in school about your summer vacation? So do we! September's episode of Dakota Life takes a look at some unique summertime activities as well as places to stop by and say hi. Do YOU have a summertime experience that you want to share with us? Tell us abut it on our blog.

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From Lagos to Lemmon

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Sculptor John Lopez teams up with Nigerian artists Dotun Popoola and Jonathan Imafidor to create Boss Cowman Square in downtown Lemmon.

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John Lopez Unveils Monument to Hugh Glass Near the Site of His Epic Fight With a Grizzly Bear

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Lemmon-based artist John Lopez unveiled a new sculpture commemorating pioneer Hugh Glass at the site where he nearly lost his battle with an angry mother grizzly bear. 

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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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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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Interview: Frank Waln

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SDPB recently talked with the rapper from the Rosebud Reservation as he prepared to headline the Black Hills Unity Concert.

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Photo Album: The Crow Creek Dakota Nation Wacipi

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This weekend, people from the Dakotas and Great Plains to the West Coast and Canada have converged on Fort Thompson to celebrate the 153rd annual Crow Creek Dakota Nation Wacipi.

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SDPB TV Nominated for Six Regional Emmy Awards

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Congratulations go out to our talented staff, and thanks to our supporters who make this programming possible. 

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Gregory Euclide's Unframing Lands View Feels at Home Among the Glacial Lakes

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The Minnesota-based artist's new exhibit at the South Dakota Art Museum invokes the frigid beauty of the upper Midwest.

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