January 7, 2021

Native American inmates donate powwow fund to support abuse victims

Author: Erin Bormett

The Children's Inn accepted a $500 donation from the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Spiritual Group at the South Dakota State Penitentiary on Thursday.
Native American inmates normally would have used the money to hold quarterly powwows at the prison, but due to the pandemic, this year's powwows were canceled.
"Though our organization is here in the penitentiary, our heart is with those we are apart from," wrote Daniel Augustine, a citizen of the Cheyenne River Nation and president of the LDN Spiritual Gr