Lakota Territory, South Dakota IEI October 1-3, 2024

Location and registration details below, register online early to receive early bird rates.

All Day Cultural Event - Lakota Cultural Ceremonial Experience

Welcoming Back the Thunders or similar

If the day synchronizes with Welcoming Back the Thunders – a ceremonial pilgrimage will be made with local guides and community. This will be a six-hour hike so please come prepared. If the day does not synchronize with Welcoming Back the Thunders an alternative equivalent cultural event will be offered with workshop participants welcomed by the local community to share in cultural traditions and ceremony.

This event will include a hike through a mountain trail, which has steep sections, may be snowy, wet or slippery, and take several hours. Food will be served, however no provisions can be made to accommodate dietary restrictions.

Further details to come!

Day 1

Time Activities
7:00AM Breakfast
8:30AM Cultural Welcome
8:45AM Introduction and Overview
9:00AM Trajectory of Awesomeness
9:15AM Ethical Space Foundations
10:00AM Break
10:20AM Dual Authoritative Hierarchical Framework
11:30AM Data Sovereignty
12:00PM Lunch
1:00PM Discussion
1:30PM Indigenous Cultural Intelligence
2:40PM Break
3:00PM Indigenous Solutions for Conscious and Unconscious Bias
4:00PM Daily Review
4:30PM Free Time
5:30PM Dinner
6:30PM Cultural Activity

Day 2

Time Activities
7:00AM Breakfast
8:30AM Opening Prayer/Ceremony
8:45AM Organizational Readiness Assessment
9:00AM Rapid Reconciliation Readiness Assessment Exercise
10:30AM Break
10:50AM Organizational Transformation Part I
12:00PM Lunch
1:00PM Organizational Transformation Part II
1:30PM Indigenous Law: Guest Speaker
2:30PM Break
2:50PM Nature of Indigenous Knowledge and Orality
3:30PM Integration Activity
4:00PM Daily Review
4:30PM Free Time
5:30PM Dinner
6:30PM Cultural Activity

Day 3

Time Activities
7:00AM Breakfast
8:30AM Opening
8:40AM Engagement Planning
9:45AM Integration Activity
10:00AM Indigenous Negotiation
10:30AM Break
10:50AM Indigenous Strategy
11:10AM Case Studies
11:40AM Discussion, Q & A
12:00PM Wrap up, conclusion
1:00PM Lunch

Spearfish Canyon Lodge

10619 Roughlock Falls Road
Lead, SD


Early Bird (until June 1, 2024):

$8,500 USD

Regular Registration:

$9,000 USD

Accommodation, Meals, Snacks and Drinks are included.


Maximum of 25 attendees.

Register early, limited spaces available.

Complete the registration form and walk with us on indigenous knowledge and learning journey.

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