Celebration of American Heritage at DSU
Kevin Locke, renowned Hoop Dancer, will be performing Monday, September 26 at 7:00 PM at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse. The performance is free and open to the public.
Locke will be performing the Hoop Dance along with flute and vocals interspersed with informative and inspirational stories of native culture. Locke is Lakota (Hunkpapa Band of the Lakota) and Anishinabe.
Locke will also be providing a workshop at the Madison Middle School. The workshop will provide students with the history of hoop dancing and its relevance in American Indian culture.
Both programs are sponsored by the DSU Office of Diversity Services and through the College Access Challenge grant (CACG). The South Dakota College Access Challenge grant program was created to encourage South Dakota universities to develop and implement strategies designed to increase the retention and success rate of American Indian, and other under-represented students. The grant was co-written by Jesse Wise (PI) and Jenn Aranda (Project Director).
For more information on CACG please contact Jesse Wise (256-5124) or Jenn Aranda (256-7347).