Mount Rushmore seeks guidance from tribes

Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota is kicking off a two-day summit to seek input from tribal elders.

Superintendent Gerard Baker, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota, called the summit to improve interpretive programs at the memorial. He hopes to start some healing and learn from elders of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota tribes.

"This is the first summit ever for Native American tribes from South Dakota at Mount Rushmore," Baker told The Rapid City Journal. "This is basically a listening session for us. We hope they give us some idea on what stories we need to tell about the tribes, how we're interpreting and not interpreting, what we're saying and not saying.

The summit starts today and continues tomorrow.

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Mount Rushmore summit seeks healing, tribal stories (The Rapid City Journal 2/21)

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