Dahl Fine Arts Center Gathering


“We did not travel here; we are of the land. We did not declare our independence; we have always been free.”

The First Nations Sculpture Garden project is a visionary effort to honor the intellectual accomplishments of 20th Century indigenous leaders in South Dakota. See and hear more about plans for this important sculpture garden to be built in Rapid City, SD.

The sculpture garden will feature permanent cast bronze bust sculptures of honorees:

Scholar and First Nations Gardens President, Professor Elizabeth Cook Lynn, will guide a discussion with Board members Dr. Edward Valandra, Florestine Kiukanpi Renville, and Jesse Abernathy Filcaske about the achievements of the honored modern native leaders in order to inspire current and future generations to make their own contributions to history.

Refreshments will be served.

To contribute funds, please donate online here:


All other inquiries should be directed to:

First Nations Sculpture Garden, Inc.

P.O. Box 9515
Rapid City, SD 57709