A group of Farmington, New Mexico musicians is taking to the international stage, playing and celebrating their music at the World of Music Art and Dance Festival in South Africa in early October. Nine years ago, three Farmington musicians found friendship through music said Mike McCluhan, bassist for D’DAT. They say their band was inspired by Native American music.
This October, the Lakota Media Summit will be held in Rapid City to bring together tribal leaders and media professionals, opening a conversation about indigenous representation in media. “Thunder Valley CDC is bringing together Ochethi Sakowin leaders and media professionals. Tatewin Means, the executive director of Thunder Valley says “The Lakota Media Summit is the movement to eradicate harmful and toxic narratives, stereotypes, structural and institutional racism, dehumanization, and the invisibility of indigenous peoples. We are shifting the narrative for a liberated future for indigenous peoples. We are shifting the narrative for a liberated future for indigenous peoples. The summit will take place of October 5th and 6th at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, just before the annual Black Hills powwow.