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Native POP: People of the Plains - A Gathering of Arts and Culture is an annual celebration of Native American arts and culture at Main Street Square in downtown Rapid City, South Dakota every third weekend in July. Art, Performance, Culture, Community.

Lakota Star Knowledge

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Native POP: People of the Plains - A Gathering of Arts and Culture is an annual celebration of Native American art and culture at Main Street Square in downtown Rapid City, South Dakota every third weekend in July. Art, Performance, Culture, Community.

Lakota Star Knowledge

Jessica Miller

New Film to Screen at Opening Reception

“Lakota Star Knowledge” is a 27-minute film which links the Greco-Roman view of constellations with that of traditional Lakota culture. It was directed by filmmaker Sam Hurst with the assistance of CAIRNS (The Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies) under the direction of Dr. Craig Howe, and with additional support from Oglala Lakota College.

In this spellbinding journey into the dark night skies of the Lakota homeland in southwestern South Dakota, renowned Oglala scholar Craig Howe takes a dozen middle school students from the Rosebud reservation on a cultural and astronomical exploration of the Lakota Universe. 

“Lakota Star Knowledge” deepens our appreciation for the complexity of Lakota cosmology and the relationship between Lakota culture, spirituality, and the material world. 

The film was funded by NASA and DVDs of the film will be available for purchase. 

We are very excited to have the film screen at the Opening Reception on Friday, July 18 at 7:30pm at the Journey Museum. Other screenings will be a part of the museum's summer programming. 

If you miss the opening reception, “Lakota Star Knowledge” is screened at 11:15 am and 4:15 pm daily at The Journey Museum. Admission to the film is included with paid admission to the museum.