Pine Ridge Reservation



A colorful bus roams the remote and vast landscape, a vehicle in search of ways to bring economic and social change to Native artists where they live and work on the Pine Ridge Reservation. These artists have six needs, needs that are steadily being helped by our Rolling Rez Arts Mobile Unit. Native art is key to sustaining culture at the community level, though these artists are often overlooked.

Hiring Rolling Rez Arts Driver

If you are a responsible, on-time and friendly person with a good driving record First Peoples Fund may be looking for you to drive Rolling Rez Arts. This innovative classroom on wheels works with artists and local partners to bring regularly scheduled arts and culture workshops and banking services to people across Pine Ridge Reservation. First Peoples Fund is a national nonprofit based in Rapid City and Rolling Rez Arts is one of the many ways that we support and honor Native artists and culture bearers.

If interested, please review the full position description HERE or you may request this information by sending an email to

To apply, please send a resume and three references via email to: or it can be mailed to: First Peoples Fund, PO Box 2977, Rapid City, SD57709.

FPF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position open until filled. 

Position will be located in Kyle, SD.

Bold Young Poets from Pine Ridge Visit the Nation's Capitol

Bold Young Poets from Pine Ridge Visit the Nation's Capitol

A Dances with Words™ poet ended the “I Too Am American” session with his poem “You Call Me Indian.” At the Brave New Voices (BNV) competition in Washington, D.C., fingers snapped in approval during his performance, where Marcus Ruff (17, Oglala Lakota) alone represented North American Indigenous people.