Don't miss the final program of the Nebraska Humanities Council Program series at the Neligh Public Library on Thursday, March 20.
"Songs, Dances, Games & Stories of the Lakota," presented by Jerome Kills Small, will begin at 7 p.m. This free program is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. The program is sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and Neligh Public Library.
Jerome Kills Small is an Oglala Lakota from Porcupine, S.D., on the Pine Ridge Reservation. A 1997 graduate of the University of South Dakota with a master’s degree in selected studies, he stayed to teach at USD, where he teaches Lakota language, American Indian thought, Siouan tribal culture, Lakota history and a seminar on Black Elk. Kills Small also teaches the Dakota language and American Indian cultures at the Nebraska Indian Community College at Santee, Neb., and South Sioux City, Iowa.
He is featured in the book “Wounded Warriors: A Time for Healing,” and has a story in the Silver Anniversary Anthology published by the South Dakota Humanities Council. Kills Small has parts in the videos “Sucker Punched,” “Nagi Kicopi (Calling Back the Spirit),” “Lost Landscapes” and “Bones of Contention: Repatriation and Reburial.”