I’m honored to be at the table with so many great Native and Non-Native Leaders across South Dakota. (Shawn Bordeaux, Jim Hagan, @tamara_stjohn, and many other great individuals.) We are working collectively with George Washington University Institute of International Tourism, South Dakota Dept. of Tourism, and 7 of the 9 Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Tribes in South Dakota. #southdakota #southdakotagram #tourism #visitsouthdakota #tribal #tribaltourism
Never give up.
So honored to share a message with the Platte-Geddes Schools in South Dakota. Together we are building bridges of acceptance, diviersity, and support. #motivationmonday #motivationalspeaker #publicschools #diversity #weallmatter #kindness
Our favorite season of the year. #fall #autumn #pumpkinpatch
Lovin’ life! #happiness #lovelife #nativeswag Hat: @hustletribeco Jacket: @49dzine Shirt: @dyamithomas
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#throwbackthursday #memories #justus
For the next two days @kyaljoeofkulwicasa and I will be helping develop South Dakota Tribal Tourism with many leaders and representatives across the Oceti Sakowin, The George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies, the Department of Interior - BIA, and other organizations across South Dakota. Very thankful Rising Stars has the opportunity to help develop much needed economic opportunities to our people across turtle island. #RisingStars #tourism #southdakota #nativeamerican #opportunity #
"The Lakota shaman Wallace Black Elk was once asked by a sincere young man what we could do to heal the earth. He replied this way: “We don’t have to heal the Earth; she can heal herself. All we have to do is stop making her sick.” To this simple truth, I would add that the earth can heal us, too..."
Everyday is indigenous day but pilamiyaye for giving my people our recognition. #nativeamericanday #indigenouspeoplesday #lakota #nativeamerican #proud
I was down on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation. Has a photographer I am always looking for people and places to photograph. I am a storyteller with my camera. I saw him from a distance. I asked to take his picture. His eyes told a story and his face did too. I asked him his name and he told me it was not important. Like a curious three year old I asked again why? He said, "because I am not important." Humor me I spoke and once again asked why? Because I drink I am invisible to the world. I looked him straight in the eye and said, "well your not invisible to me." I told him I could take anyone's picture but I choose him. Soon everyone will know who you are and you will no longer be invisible. Your face has a story to tell and so do you. His soft brown eyes suddenly glazed over with tears as he said thank you. He turned his head and wiped them away quickly and said I am ready. When I was done taking his picture I showed it to him. He looked at it, then at me and whispered words I would never forget. Charlie, He spoke, "my name is Charlie" then slowly walked away #repost
Damn right, from the bottom we rise So high, now we cover sky lights We're building an empire We owe it all to each other Just look at us right now, destined We're so good right now, legend Here's to you and I Raise 'em to the sky #justus #goodlife #love