Third Honoring of Oyate Wacinyapin, Russell Means, and Traditional Sun Dance

A third honoring for Oyate Wacinyapin, Russell Means, will be held on June 13 in the sacred Black Hills at Wind Cave, South Dakota.

At 4:44 a.m. on October 22, 2012, political and social activist and early leader of the American Indian Movement walked on amongst the ancestors. A second honoring of Oyate Wacinyapin was held on February 27 in Pine Ridge.

Preceeding the honoring will be He Sapa Wiwanyag Wacipi, a traditional Sun Dance, from June 8-12.

For further information on all ceremonies phone 605-867-1025. Additional information can be found at

Miss Indian World Kansas K. Begaye waves to a roaring crowd. Sixteen young women from various tribes competed for the title of Miss Indian World; it is the most prominent Native pageant in North America.

Related: Russell Means: A Look at His Journey Through Life

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