Standing Rock Sioux Nation Tour

Fort Yates, ND 58538, USA Prairie Knights Casino and Resort

Duration: 2 days
Group size: 6 - 15
Standing Rock Sioux Nation Tour
Fort Yates, ND 58538, USA Prairie Knights Casino and Resort

Duration: 2 days
Group size: 6 - 15

About this trip

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.


  • Care for our sacred buffalo and understand our connection with this majestic animal
  • Build a tipi and explore our tribe’s cultural heritage
  • Learn about modern day life as a Dakota/Lakota person and our tribal governance
  • Listen to traditional stories from tribal Elders
  • Star gaze under the prairie skies and journey through the Dakota/Lakota constellations
  • Hear the account of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s stand against the oil pipeline transgressions

Learn What it Means to be D/Lakȟóta

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.

What’s included

  • 2 nights hotel
    Prairie Knights Casino and Resort
  • Transportation
    To and from all activities
  • Breakfast, lunch
    Day 1, Day 2
  • Dinner at PKC
    Day 1
  • Tips for guides
  • Airfare
  • Transfers from Airport
  • Trip Insurance

Available options

RT, PP Transfer from BISMARCK airport


Standing Rock Itinerary
Day 1


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

Your Organizer

The mission of NDNTA and Native American Cultural Tours is to protect, promote, preserve, and educate the world about the culture, history and environment of our sovereign nations. Native American Cultural Tours will promote and educate tribal tours through sustainable means while developing economic opportunities for Tribal People and Nations.