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An art lover with a knack for the web, Tracey is our all purpose content strategist. She grew up in South Dakota, holds a BFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato and an MFA from the University of Delaware. She's thrilled to be back in her home state working with local artists, learning about the beautiful intricacies of the Native American culture, and writing about amazing art.
Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Celebrate and support small business!

Saturday, November 24, 2012 – the day between Black Friday and Cyber Monday – marks Small Business Saturday®. This day is dedicated to recognizing our local businesses and applauding them for all they do for our community.

We at Prairie Edge Trading Co & Galleries and the Sioux Trading Post will be celebrating our small business with a “Tax Free Day” (all in-store purchases are tax free), a chance to sign up for a $1000 gift card giveaway, an exciting array of original art for $200 and under, as well as demonstrations by local artisans and book signings by area authors.

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2012 Lakota Dakota Nakota Language Summit

2012 Language Summit

Hosted by Tusweca Tiospaye of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the 2012 Lakota Dakota Nakota Language Summit celebrates their 5th annual convention. The Summit will be held November 15 – 17 at the Ramkota Hotel, here in Rapid City, SD.

The goal of this special gathering is to not only revitalize and preserve the Native languages of the Great Sioux Nation, but for all tribes – from across the United States and Canada – committed to reviving their Native voice.

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Rose discusses the significance of Native American Day with another member of our team, Frank Night Pipe.

[Rose] Do you remember when the state of South Dakota switched it from Columbus Day to Native American Day?

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[Frank] Yes, yes I do. It was in 1989 by Governor George Mickelson. It was during his year of “Reconciliation”. Governor Mickelson, along with the state legislature, passed the legislation declaring it Native American Day…and the Governor and the Legislature should be applauded for that.

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