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Gazette Premium Content Public workshop to address Lakota culture, history

Associated Press Updated: May 11, 2014 at 12:01 pm

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings will be hosting a public workshop and seminar that will address Lakota culture, art, language and history.

The one-day seminar will explore Oceti Sakowin history and culture. Participants will learn about the Oceti Sakowin confederacy and Lakota spirituality and kinship with a focus on South Dakota tribes.

Attendees of the three-day workshop will be able to work with objects from the museum's collection and read excerpts from classic Lakota literature.

The educational events will be led by Craig Howe. He is the director of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies in Martin.

The events start June 17. People interested in attending must contact the research center or the museum to register and pay a fee.

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