Lakota Warrior Traditions” opening at Studio San Giuseppe
“Lakota Warrior Traditions,” an exhibition of contemporary Lakota artworks illustrating traditional methods the Lakota used to transform themselves into fearsome warriors, opens at The Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph Nov. 2 and runs through Dec. 7.
The artworks and artifacts included in the exhibit encompass a variety of media: painting, sculpture, quilt making, quillwork, beadwork and leatherwork. A selection of artworks and artifacts are on loan from The Heritage Center, Pine Ridge (SD) Indian Reservation.
This exhibit parallels an ongoing relationship with the Mount’s Departments of Religious Studies and Behavioral Sciences, the Holy Rosary Mission (Pine Ridge) and the Lakota people. Students and faculty members have traveled during the past 12 summers to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for a Religious Studies/Anthropology class where they have immersed themselves in the cultural and spiritual atmosphere of the Lakota people. Professor John Trokan, D. Min., chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Susan Labry Meyn, Ph. D., consulting ethnologist to different museums in Cincinnati and adjunct professor at the Mount, lead the class and field experience for both undergraduate and graduate-level students.
This current exhibit follows the exhibits “Lakota Star Quilts” (1998), “Contemporary Native American Art: Mitakuye Oyasin” (2000), “Wounded Knee” (2003) and “Tiyospaye: An Extended Family” (2004).
The Lakota people come from a different social, economic, and political background with different languages, views and beliefs – tribal identities with deep roots. This is an opportunity to walk in their footsteps, to see what they see and feel what they feel.
A reception honoring Lakota guests – Linn Cross Dog, Lakota educator and director of transportation for the Red Cloud Mission at Pine Ridge, and Ivan Long, Lakota educator, artist and horse trainer (originally from Pine Ridge, now living in Montana) – will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. The reception is open to the public.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the College of Mount St. Joseph will also host a viewing of the movie “Skins” (released in 2002) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 in the Corona Room (Seton Center). The film is about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The movie will be followed by a discussion question/answer session with Linn Cross Dog and Ivan Long.
Studio San Giuseppe is a nonprofit art gallery located in the Dorothy Meyer Ziv Art Building on the campus of the College of Mount St. Joseph, Delhi and Neeb roads in Delhi Township. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The Gallery is closed on major holidays and will be closed Wednesday thru Friday, Nov. 26-28, for Thanksgiving recess. Admission is free.
For more information, call Studio San Giuseppe at 513-244-4314.
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Means and Two Bulls to meet in Oglala president race
Voters to decide runoff races Nov. 4
By Heidi Bell Gease, Journal staff Wednesday, October 15, 2008Means received 933 votes in the Oct. 7 primary, and Two Bulls gathered 804 votes. Current tribal president John Yellow Bird Steele finished third, with 721 votes.
Gerald "Jump" Big Crow received 303 votes; Richard Iron Cloud, 240; Francis Ruff, 170; Donald Steele Jr., 152; and Bruce Whalen, 123 votes.
In the vice-presidential race, incumbent William "Shorty" Brewer pulled in 888 votes. Alice Perkins finished second, with 648 votes and will face Brewer on the ballot Nov. 4. Tom Poor Bear finished a close third, with 640 votes.
Melanie Two Eagle received 617 votes; Charles Montileaux, 365; and Daryl Mesteth, 284 votes.
Official primary results for the reservation's nine districts are as follows, according to information provided by the Oglala Sioux Tribe Election Office.
Eagle Nest District -- Incumbent Jim Meeks (130 votes) will be on the ballot with Billy Amiotte (121), Wayne Randall (61) and James Red Willow (55). Voters will elect two of the four. Other candidates were Floyd "Chilly" Wilcox (52) and Eleanor Charging Crow (48).
LaCreek District -- Incumbents Craig Dillon (150 votes) and Kim Clausen (117) will face Colene Bald Eagle (105) on Nov. 4. The top two vote-getters will win council seats.
Medicine Root District -- Joseph Rosales (93 votes), Emma Featherman-Sam (92) and Stanley Little Whiteman Jr. (84) will be on the ballot with incumbent Austin Watkins (83) to vie for two council seats. Other candidates were Lucy A. Bull Bear (61), Cordelia White Elk (53), Denise Red Owl (53), Arlin Whirlwind Horse (52), Bernard L. Shot With Arrows (51), William Montileaux (44) and Archie Hopkins (42).
Pass Creek District -- Lydia Bear Killer (117 votes) and James Cross (93) will face off in the election for one council seat. Other candidates were Anna Salomon (61), incumbent Ron Duke (57), Elaine Martinez (45) and John Dubray Jr. (37).
Pine Ridge District -- Incumbent Ella "John" Carlow finished first, with 240 votes. She will be joined on the ballot by Gary D. Janis (225), Robin Tapio (215), John Mousseau (205), Bette Goings (201) and Lawrence "Larry" Eagle Bull (188). Three council representatives will be elected. Other candidates were Abraham Tobacco (176), Elvyn Douglas Bissonette (112), Cleone "Henny" Whalen (85), Francyne Big Crow (82), Irene Red Cloud (28) and Myron E. Whalen Jr. (22).
Porcupine District -- Incumbent Phillip Good Crow and Anthony Wounded Head Sr. both received 113 votes. They will face David Pourier (91) and Beverly A. Tuttle (87) in the Nov. 4 election for two council seats. Incumbent Wesley "Chuck" Jacobs received 81 votes. Other candidates were Eldon Black Bull (59), Todd O'Bryan (29) and Virgil "Chug" Bush Sr. Two Eagle (33).
Wakpamni District -- Incumbent Sonia Little Hawk Weston was the top vote-getter, with 211 votes. She will be on the Nov. 4 ballot with Ricky Gray Grass (118), Dan Rodriguez Sr. (108) and incumbent Tom Conroy (99) to vie for two council seats. Other candidates were Maxine Lakota (97), Herb Colhoff (94), Geneva Lone Hill (86), Walt Big Crow (66), Jessica "Sioux" Big Crow (47) and Paul Red Feather (45).
Whiteclay/Oglala District -- Valerie Janis-Kills Small (113 votes), Ivan Starr (106), incumbent Floyd Brings Plenty (88) and Barbara Dull Knife (87) will advance to the general election to vie for two council seats. Other candidates were Jackson Ten Fingers (73), Ivan C. Tobacco (65), incumbent Jason "Jake" Little (64), Linda Yellow Horse (55), Ellen Fills Pipe-Rodriguez (54), Charles Spotted Thunder (54), Frank Two Bulls Sr. (41) and Paul Forney (30).
Wounded Knee District -- Phillip Jumping Eagle (171 votes), incumbent Garfield Steel-Little Dog (164), Garfield Apple (152) and Eugenio White Hawk Sr. (152) will face off in the race for two council seats. Incumbent Kathy Janis received 133 votes.
Several candidates listed on the primary ballot were not included in final primary tallies received from the election office. Pine Ridge District incumbent Carol Crazy Thunder-O'Rourke, LaCreek District candidates Tracy Jones and Stephanie Louden, Wakpamni District candidate Richard Mousseau Jr., and Wounded Knee District candidate Collins Clifford Jr. did not appear in the official primary results. Election commission officials could not be reached Tuesday for clarification.
Tribal members went to the polls Oct. 7 to cast votes in the primary election. Official results were released Tuesday after about 400 challenge votes had been verified and all votes tallied by hand.
Contact Heidi Bell Gease at 394-8419 or email@example.com
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