A Message from the Lakota Performing Arts Team:
We would like to thank everyone who extended their heartfelt condolences, sincere prayers and genuine well wishes for the passing of our colleague, friend, mentor, educator, spiritual guide and one-of-a-kind traditional Indigenous artist Kevin Locke. We are ever reminded of our responsibility to continue Kevin's work and before his passing, he and the team created a trove of videos, books and educational materials. We are currently hard at work in determining how best to use these materials to continue Kevin's important work on behalf of indigenous culture and the oneness of humanity. Please stay tuned for updates, and don't hesitate to reach out with questions or comments. Your feedback is invaluable. Mitákuye oyás'iŋ
(Tokeya Inajin is his Lakota name, meaning "The First to Arise") is known throughout the world as a visionary Hoop Dancer, the preeminent player of the indigenous Northern Plains flute, a traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator.Read More
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You have to see the magnificence of the Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble live to really appreciate why this ensemble is so exceptional.
November 15, 16 & 17, 2019, Western Colorado Indian Market Days. Located at Grand Junction Mesa Mall. Join us for Fine Art, Handcrafts, Music and much more! Read more on our News Updates Page
Collectively referred to as the Sioux, this confederacy includes four Santee divisions, the two Yankton and Yanktonai divisions, and the Lakota (Teton) as the seventh division.
Michael Thomlinson, Special Education Paraprofessional
Ms. Marchant, Kindergarten Teacher
Susan O’Boyle, 8th Grade Teacher
makes his music with the drum, the flute, and the rattle, along with his singing voice.