Lakota Territory, South Dakota Institute 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 Welcome and cultural overview
Trajectory of Awesomeness
Ethical Space Foundations
Dual Authoritative Hierarchical Framework
12:00PM Lunch
Foundational Knowledge
Introduction to Cultural Intelligence
Daily Review
Free Time
6:00PM Dinner

Day 2

Time Activities
7:00AM Breakfast
8:30AM Opening Prayer/Ceremony
Hidden Bias Training or Cultural Intelligence
12:00PM Lunch
Indigenous Law
Organizational Readiness Assessment
Rapid Reconciliation Readiness Assessment
Review of Day
Free Time
6:00PM Dinner
Cultural Activity

Day 3

Time Activities
7:00AM Breakfast
8:30AM Opening
Engagment Planning
Case Studies
Discussion, Q and A
Wrap up, conclusion

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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