Healing & Transformation

Working toward the healing and transformation of a long divided community, dedicated to creating a atmosphere that reflects our shared values of inclusion, mutual respect, and humanity. 

We host or co-sponsor many events throughout the year including a monthly book club, lunch & learns, the annual Native American Day parade, and our annual 4D5K Community Day Event.

Visit Monthly Book Clubs for details and information about our monthly Book Club gatherings. Our Book Club is an opportunity for interested persons to come together to review and discuss the book assigned to the month.

Visit Lunch & Learns for details and information about educational offerings geared towards bringing understanding on subjects that impact the health and well-being of our community.

Visit 4D5K Community Unity Day for details and information about this event, including attendee registration volunteer sign-up, booth registration, and Community Unity Day honoree nomination.

Visit the Native American Day Parade page for the latest information about this year's upcoming event, including float registration and volunteer registration. This event is sponsored by Rural America Initiatives, Mniluzahan Okolakiciyapi Ambassadors, Rapid City Community Conversations, and Regional Health.

Upcoming Events:

  • May 1: Healing & Transformation Conversation with Recovery Communities of South Dakota

  • June 5: Healing & Transformation Conversation with Black Hills Center for American Indian Health

  • June 26: Native American Day Parade Planning Meetings Begin

  • August 13-15: Mni Ki Wakan World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water Summit (http://mnikiwakan.org)

  • September 14: 4 Directions-5K Run/Walk & Community Unity Day (http://www.rcconversations.org/4d5k-community-unity-day)

  • September 21: International Day of Peace

  • October 12: Native American Day Parade

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