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IMMERSED IN LAKOTA TERRITORY

IMMERSED IN LAKOTA TERRITORY

A strong wind blew across the grasslands as we huddled together, sheltering between vehicles. It was a quiet moment for a group of 50, a time of silence as all gathered close and waited. We stood at the top of a hill near the Wounded Knee Cemetery and the site where a band of Lakota people were massacred in 1890.

We prepared for this time at the Lakota College Historical Center in Kyle where we viewed photos and heard the story of Wounded Knee. The time came to experience the place and feel the emotions.

Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI) Launches

Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI) Launches

The Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI) launches today! Conceived of by non-profit regional and national arts organizations - Alternate ROOTSFirst Peoples FundNational Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC), and PA'I Foundation - ILI is a newly formed, paradigm-shifting personal and leadership development program for artists, culture bearers, and other arts professionals. 

First Peoples Fund is all about Weaving our Partnerships

First Peoples Fund is all about Weaving our Partnerships

Late last month, FPF president Lori Pourier traveled to Honolulu where she attended the PA’I Foundation’s 2017 Mo’olelo Storytelling Festival. The festival included mo’olelo, a form of Hawaiian storytelling and a hallmark of the pre-contact Native Hawaiian oral tradition, as well as Native American and Tex-Mex story-telling traditions.

Introducing Intercultural Leadership Institute Fellows

Introducing Intercultural Leadership Institute Fellows

The Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI) announces their 2017-2018 inaugural fellows today. ILI is a newly formed, paradigm-shifting personal and leadership development program for artists, culture bearers, and other arts professionals.