Oceti Vote Fest Rocks Rapid City


People from across the Oceti Sakowin gathered together in Rapid City the weekend of Oct. 22-23 for two days filled with music, games, culture, and voter empowerment at Oceti Vote Fest. We hosted an intertribal three-on-three basketball tournament, Thunder Fest Saturday night concert, and Oceti hand games and singing contests. The event and media push reached thousands of voters across the Great Sioux Nation, where we aim to increase voter turnout for the 2022 midterm elections. Thanks to our co-hosts, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Thunder Valley CDC, and event partners at the Cheyenne River and Lower Brule Sioux Tribes.