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HIGHLIGHTS & RESOURCES FROM ILI LAKOTA INTENSIVE

ILI Lakota

ILI Facilitator Nijeul X. Porter (l) and ILI Fellow Joe Tolbert (r) at Pe Sla (Black Hills). Photo by Melisa Cardona

Get a glimpse into the ILI intensive experience through this day-by-day look.

Goals for the ILI Lakota Intensive

  1. Articulate the purpose, origin & intercultural approach of ILI as a grounding for the overall cohort experience.
  2. Offer curriculum across all 4 core topics (Who We Are, Where We Are, How We Work, Why We Matter) and the range of communities that anchor ILI.
  3. Offer intentional space for relationship-building & connection with the cohort balanced with intellectual & skill-building work.
  4. Offer a deep-dive experience into the Lakota / Indigenous / Native sense of place and people.
  5. Offer opportunities for local community and others to engage with ILI cohort & content

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 12

  • Welcome & Orientation
  • Community Dinner
 

Community Dinner

 
Photo by Melisa Cardona

THURSDAY, SEPT 13

  • Cohort Sharing
  • Afternoon Session at Pe’Sla sacred site
    LAKOTA EMERGENCE: Who We Are & How We Work with Jace DeCory (See Resources below)
 
 
  • Evening Dinner
    REVITALIZING NATIVE AMERICAN CUISINE: Who We Are & How We Work with Sean Sherman, Sioux Chef

The Sioux Chef

 
Sean Sherman (Oglala Lakota) is the founder and CEO of The Sioux Chef and the author of The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, which won the 2018 James Beard Award for best American cookbook. Read more about his work to promote Native American cuisine in a Thanksgiving 2018 post in TIME here. Photo by Melisa Cardona

Menu

  • Northern Tamale with Smoked Mushrooms with Rosehip Sauce & Pea Shoots
  • Cedar and Maple Syrup drink
  • Grilled Turnip, Watercress, Smoked Trout (or Field Mushroom) in Roasted Crabapple Broth
  • Cedar Braised Bison with Maple Salt (or Roasted Squash) and Three Sisters (corn, beans & squash) with Wild Plum and Choke Cherry Sauce
  • Wild Rice and Sunflower Seed Tart with Squash Puree, Fresh Fruit & Mint
 
FRIDAY, SEPT 14

 

  • PINE RIDGE: Red Cloud Heritage Center Gallery, Collection, Campus Tours with Mary Maxon
  • WOUNDED KNEE:  Where We Are with Tashina Banks Rama, Nick Tilsen, Mike Two
  • THUNDER VALLEY:  Where We Are: a site visit with Jennifer Irving, Billie White, and Andrew Iron Shell
 
SATURDAY, SEPT 15

 

  • Reflections so far
  • INDIGENOUS PEOPLES: RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES: How We
    Work & Why We Matter with Tia Oros-Peters and Chris Peters (See
    Resources below)
  • RECLAIMING THE NATIVE TRUTH – Empowering You To Change
    Hearts and Minds: How We Work & Why We Matter with Betsy Richards
    (See Resources below)
  • ANTI-BLACKNESS: Who We Are with Kristen Adele Calhoun, Gyasi Ross and Carlton Turner
  • CLOSING PERFORMANCE, LAKOTA GAMES, ART MARKET & OPEN MIC
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY, SEPT 16
  • HISTORICAL INTERCULTURAL THROUGHLINE & EVALUATION:  Ways We’ll Work & Learn Together Throughout the Year led by the Facilitation Team
  • CLOSING
 
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RESOURCES

Recommended ReadingThe Lakotas and the Black Hills by Jeffrey Ostler
Zuya, Life’s Journey – Oral Teachings From Rosebud by Albert White Hat, Sr.
Fools Crow by Thomas E. Mails
Standing In The Light by Severt Young Bear & R.D. Theisz
Oglala Religion, by William K. Powers
Culture & Customs of the Sioux Indians by Gregory Gagnon
The Sacred Pipe by Joseph Epes Brown
Lakota Belief and Ritual and Lakota Myth by James R. Walker
The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living by Joseph M. Marshall III
Black Elk Speaks: The Complete Edition by John G. Neihardt
Walking in the Sacred Manner by Mark St. Pierre
Voices in the Stones: Life Lessons from the Native Way by Kent Nerburn
Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming by Winona LaDuke (Black Hills chapter)
Where The Lightning Strikes: Lives of America Indian Sacred Places by Peter Nabokov (Black Hills chapter)American Indian Places: A Historical Guidebook by Frances H. Kennedy (essays on Mato Tipila, Mato Paha +)

My Indian Boyhood by Luther Standing Bear

Speaking Of Indians by Ella Cara Deloria

The World We Used to Live In: Remembering the Powers of the Medicine Men by Vine Deloria Jr.

Additional Resources
http://geometryofplace.com/bkhills.html
https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/we-walk-our-ancestors-sacredness-black-hills
Bureau of Indian Affairs places sacred site in Black Hills in trust

http://pluralism.org/religions/native-american-traditions/issues-for-native-peoples/sacred-lands-and-treaty-rights-the-black-hills/

http://sacredland.org/black-hills-united-states/

The Sacred Black Hills An Ethnohistorical Review – UNL Digital …
https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2954&context

https://www.nps.gov/wica/learn/historyculture/the-home-of-the-bison-full-text-an-ethnographic-and-ethnohistorical-study-of-traditional-cultural-affiliations-to-wind-cave-national-park.htm
(Report by Dr. Patricia Albers for the NPS)

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:
Website (there are different downloadable versions in different languages): https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/declaration-on-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples.html
Toolkit: https://internationalfunders.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/UNDRIP-Toolkit-Framework_2014.pdf
Reclaiming Native Truth Guide for Allies
https://www.reclaimingnativetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/MessageGuide-Allies-screen.pdf

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