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  • Photo of Tamee Livermont.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – Tamee Livermont, a graduating senior at the University of South Dakota and member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, has long had a passion to work in healthcare. With two prestigious national Udall Scholarship awards, the medical biology and Native American...
  • Photo of Brian Yazzie.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – Chef Brian Yazzie may have grown up far from South Dakota in Arizona’s Navajo Nation but for the 500 people who enjoyed the traditional indigenous meals he prepared at the 46th annual University of South Dakota Tiospaye Student Council Wacipi, he brought w...
  • “Undergraduate students Myah Red Horse (Native American studies) and Gavyn Spotted Tail (Native American studies and English) presented a research poster on the Lakota language at the Pan-Lingua Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Culture at Minnesota State University,...