The Brookings Public Library will showcase a variety of speakers throughout the month of November in honor of Native American Heritage Month. Presentations will take place on Tuesdays at 6:30pm both in-person in the Library’s Cooper Room and on Zoom. Log in information for each lecture will be posted on the Library’s website and Facebook page.
At 6:30pm on Tuesday, November 9th, Starr Chief Eagle will give a Hoop Dancing performance suitable for all ages. Chief Eagle will share the teachings and culture of the Lakota people through language, dance, and song, both by sharing an informative presentation full of fun and educational explanations of Lakota culture and by giving a hoop dance performance. This program involves the audience by teaching hoop tricks, quizzing on language, and providing other educational exercises that bring the fun into learning. This performance is also made possible in part through a grant from the South Dakota Arts Council. South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
These lectures are made possible through a grant from the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Founded in 1972, the SDHC is the only cultural organization in the state whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota. As a statewide advocate for the humanities, their mission celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define our state.
These lectures are free to the public. For additional information about the programs and services of the Brookings Public Library, visit our website at www.brookingslibrary.org and be sure to follow us on Facebook @bkglib. The mission of Brookings Public Library is to provide materials and information contributing to the education, recreation, and quality of life for the Brookings community.