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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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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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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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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Hiking the Grizzly Norbeck

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So, you’ve done Harney Peak and want to further explore the Black Elk Wilderness. Here's a rundown of the BEW's longest loop hike, with some of the vistas and creatures you may see along the way.

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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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Chasing the Gap: Cowboys Face a Rigged Fight Against a New Breed of Bucking Bulls

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A broken neck couldn't stop South Dakota bull rider Clay Hindman from pursuing his dream. But as the bucking bull business harnesses science to create unrideable bulls, how much punishment can cowboys take? 

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