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Black Elk Convocation ~ ND Arts Convening ~ Sue Balcom on Squash and Pumpkins

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Thursday, October 20, 2022 - Dr. Damian Costello is the author of “Black Elk: Colonialism and Lakota Catholicism.” He’ll be the featured speaker at this year’s Black Elk Convocation and Forum at the University of Mary. Black Elk was born in 1863. He converted toCatholicism, but also continued to practice Lakota ceremonies. He is now designated by Catholics as a "Servant of God," a title indicating that his life and works are being investigated by the Pope and the Catholic Church for possible canonization. Also joining the conversation is Dr. Mike Taylor, professor of education at UMary. ~~~ A Statewide Arts Convening is taking place next week as part of the state’s Main Street Summit. We get a preview from Kim Konikow, executive director of the North Dakota Council on the Arts. ~~~ Sue Balcom is here for a Main Street Eats discussion of pumpkins and squash.