Maka Yu’ksa – Breaking ground ceremony for First Nations Sculpture Garden

August 20, 2015 – Participants in the FNSG groundbreaking are, from left to right, Scott German, Jim Scull, Alex DeSmidt, Michael Stanley, Mayor Steve Allender, Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Steve Wyant, Dr. Edward Valandra, Florestine Kiyukanpi Renville, and Ritchie Nordstrom

At the August 20 groundbreaking ceremony, FNSG President Elizabeth Cook-Lynn and Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender spoke about the lives of the honored subjects of the sculpture garden and the importance of these contemporary lives of these leaders as role models for the young people of today.

From left to right, Rapid City councilman Ritchie Nordstrom, philanthropist Jim Scull, and Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender