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National Day of Prayer to protect sacred places

June 21 is National Day of Prayer to Protect Native American Sacred Places.

The Morning Star Institute, a national Indian rights organization, coordinates the prayer day. It is observed by tribes, tribal organizations and interested groups throughout the country.

In South Dakota, the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe is holding a prayer breakfast. A powwow is being held this weekend to mark the summer solstice.

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota hosts a prayer ceremony at sunrise.

Get the Story:
Prayer day features sites, ceremony (The Rapid City Journal 6/21)

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