Our Lakota Heritage

The Cheyenne River Reservation is rich with Native American heritage. We welcome you to experience our Lakota culture through the various options listed below.

HVJ Cultural Center & Gift Shop

The HVJ Cultural Center and Gift Shop, located on Highway 212 in Eagle Butte, is a unique gift shop with authentic Native American arts and crafts. The center includes a hall of murals featuring paintings by local artists. It is also the home to many cultural events, such as art shows and powwows, and is a great place to meet people of the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation.

Location:

US Hwy 212
Eagle Butte, SD  57625

Phone: 605-964-2542

Hours: 8:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 5:00pm Mon – Fri

Keya Foundation

The Keya Foundation partners with underserved communities through education, social health, and cultural renewal to invest in themselves, their families, and their communities for a future of endurance, longevity, and protection. The Keya Foundation administers the Lakota Artistry Cooperative that generates income for participating Lakota artists.

Address:

HCR 64, Box 52
Timber Lake, SD  57656

Phone: 605-690-5215

Website: www.keyafoundation.org

Powwows on Cheyenne River

Powwows are beautiful displays of Native American culture. They serve as community events for people to come together and join in dancing, signing, and renewing Native American culture. The Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation is home to many powwows each year.

Powwow Schedule

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte School Traditional Powwow
Eagle Butte
Mid-April

Presentation College Graduation Powwow
Eagle Butte
June

White Horse Community Contest Powwow
White Horse Community
Early June

Thunder Butte Traditional Powwow
Dupree
Mid-June

LaPlante Community Powwow
LaPlante
Mid-June

Isabel Community Powwow
Isabel
August

Iron Lightning Contest Powwow
Iron Lightning
Early July

Dupree Community Contest Powwow
Dupree
July

Wolf Lodge Powwow
Timber Lake
July

Red Scaffold Community Powwow
Cheyenne River
August

Blackfoot Powwow
Blackfoot
August

Cherry Creek Powwow
Cherry Creek
August

Bridger Community Powwow
Bridger
September

Annual Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Fair, Rodeo, and Powwow
Eagle Butte
Early September

Old Agency Christmas Wacipi
Eagle Butte
December

Phone: 605-964-3687
Fax: 605-964-3689
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
101 S. Main Street