Lakota Activist Charmaine White Face to Receive CWS Award

Environmental activist and writer Charmaine White Face will receive the Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Preservation of the Northern Plains on Friday, April 21, at Augustana's Dakota Conference.

Charmaine White FaceWhite Face, a spokesperson for the Sioux Nation Treaty Council, advocates for adherence to the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868. She will be one of more than 70 presenters from eight states at this year's Dakota Conference, a public affairs program of the Center for Western Studies.

The 2017 Dakota Conference theme is "Religion and Spirituality in the Northern Plains," occasioned by the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Papers on many varieties of religious expression will be presented at Augustana on April 21-22. Augustana students and faculty will also present. Registration is free to students and all members of the Augustana faculty and staff. For further information, visit augie.edu/dakota.

View past recipients of the Dakota Conference Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Preservation of the Cultural Heritage of South Dakota and the Northern Plains.