Everyday we work to preserve our culture and identity: retelling our stories, caring for buffalo, preserving our sovereignty and treaty rights, and making sure we preserve traditional grass and plants from extinction. Join us and learn first-hand about these lifeways which make us proud to be Dakota/Lakota people.
The Standing Rock Sioux Nation, home to the Húŋkpapȟa, Iháŋktȟuŋwaŋ, Húŋkpathi, and Sihásapa bands of the Dakȟóta Lakȟóta Oyáte, welcome you to attend a once in a lifetime experience to visit the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and learn about our history and culture from our very own tribal members. Join us and learn what it means to be Dakȟóta/Lakȟóta people.
On this 2 Day/2 night tour we start with an orientation breakfast at Prairie Knights Casino. Then you will learn from a tribal elder how to build a Thípi Lodge and the significance of this traditional structure. After a traditional lunch, you will have a chance to walk with our buffalo and learn about their importance to Dakȟóta/Lakȟóta culture. You will have free time to explore our beautiful scenery along the Missouri River. Walk trails and see native grasslands and flora along its path. A tribal member who specializes in conservation will accompany you on this walk to share knowledge about traditional herbs and their medicinal uses. In the evening, a tribal member will host a star viewing, describing our Dakȟóta/Lakȟóta astronomy. Finally, end the night with storytelling and discussion around a campfire with a tribal elder.
The next morning, we will visit historic sites and learn about our most famous member - Sitting Bull. From there we will go to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal building to meet with the elected leaders from our Tribal Nation and converse about the modern day life of people on the reservation. The day concludes with a visit to Cannonball River. We will have lunch at the site where our Dakȟóta/Lakȟóta people took a stand against the construction of a pipeline endangering the waters we need to survive. This tour provides an amazing opportunity to get to know and learn from Indigenous people. You will come away with a greater understanding of the Dakȟóta/Lakȟóta people, our culture, and our history.
7:30am 8:30am Orientation Breakfast at hotel/casino
9:00am 9:30am Transportation to Sitting Bull Visitor Center
9:30am 12:00pm Tipi Knowledge
12:00pm 1:00pm Traditional Meal
1:15pm 1:30pm Transport to Standing Rock Buffalo Herd
1:30pm 4:00pm Buffalo Knowledge
4:00pm 5:00pm Transport to Prairie Knights Casino
5:00pm 6:30pm Dinner at Prairie Knights Casino
6:30pm 8:30pm Free time at the hotel/casino
8:30pm 9:00pm Transport to Sitting Bull Visitor Center
9:00pm 11:00pm Storytelling by the fire
11:00pm 1:00am Star Knowledge
1:00am 1:30am Transport to Prairie Knights Casino