The Sacred Nations Cultural Center invites the public to the following upcoming educational events as well as our largest annual event, the Sacred Nations Sundance, all hosted in Putnam County.
Ernie LaPointe, Sitting Bull’s Great Grandson, will present a lecture on April 30, 2016. Ernie is a Lakota historian, lecturer, author, documentary and film producer, and founder of the Sitting Bull Family Foundation, Lakota Man. He will be speaking on the true history of Sitting Bull as well as the current concerns facing Native American children today. This event will be held from 2pm to 5pm at the Bainbridge Community Center. Cost is $25 per person, children 10 and under free.
On June 5, Quentin Young will present a lecture about Nicholas Black Elk’s Great Vision of the nation’s hoop and the flowering tree. Quentin has participated in all of the Seven Rites of the Oglala ceremonies. He is a lecturer and the author of “Mystic Visions: Black Elk’s Great Vision Clarified.” This event will be held at the Bainbridge Community Center as well. Further information will be released closer to the event date.
The 3rd annual Sacred Nations Sundance, led by Chief Michael Vargas, will occur July 9-16 near Bainbridge, Indiana. The Sundance is a traditional Lakota Ceremony that celebrates the renewal and spiritual rebirth of the dancers through sacrifice and prayer, insuring harmony between all living beings and Mother Earth. This eight day event is open to the public. All are welcome to attend, learn about, and celebrate in this sacred spiritual tradition.