Supporting Native Voices Gala in Bloomington, IN

*** UPDATE — News and tickets
for the 2017 Gala (Nov 3, 2017)  Here



Dear friends,

We’ve got a busy fall season ahead of us! One event we’re particularly excited about is a fundraiser we’re hosting in Bloomington, IN – Supporting Native Voices Gala. We welcome everyone to join us for an evening to benefit and celebrate indigenous language and culture! The event will be held at Deer Park Manor on November 5, 2015 at 6 PM.   UPDATE: News about the 2017 Gala (Nov 3) is here

The evening will feature an indigenous flute and hoop dance performance by Kevin Locke, appetizers, and a screening of our new documentary – Rising Voices/Hótȟaŋiŋpi. See below for more details!

RSVP – purchase your ticket at the BCT Box Office in-person or online at If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 812-961-6360

As tickets are limited we recommend reserving yours as soon as possible at the following link.

kevinlockeKevin Locke (Tȟokéya Inážiŋ, meaning “The First to Arise”) is a world-renowned indigenous flute player, a traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and Lakota educator. Kevin has received numerous awards and honors, including the National Heritage Fellowship (1990) from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Enduring Vision Award (2009) from the Bush Foundation. You can read a great interview with Kevin here.

Rising Voices 12x18 posterRising Voices/Hótȟaŋiŋpi tells the story of a passionate, dedicated and diverse group of people – members of the Lakota community and Linguists from outside of the community who are working together to save the Lakota language and restore it to its rightful place in Lakota, and American, culture. Told through the voices of a wide range of Lakota people who share their feelings about their language and the myriad challenges facing their community, the film also incorporates four short films created for Rising Voices by Lakota filmmakers and artists.