Join us for the 2019 DRA Annual Meeting!


Friday, Oct. 4th


Rimrock Camp
23125 Thunderhead Falls Rd
Rapid City, SD 57702


$30 Friday
Click HERE to register.



Schedule of Events: 

12-1pm Annual Membership Potluck 

1-5pm  Annual Membership Meeting 

5:30pm Light meal and beverages  

6pm Keynote address by Nick Tlsen

7pm Rally for Clean Water

9pm Musical entertainment by Hill City Slickers

10pm Raffle Winners!


RSVP for Friday evening, a Rally for Clean Water (5:30 – 10pm). A free and open to the public event with food, beverages, and speaker Nick Tilsen! RSVP is required:

All times are local Mountain time in Rapid City.


Keynote Speaker

Nick Tilsen, President & CEO, is a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation. Tilsen has over 18 years of experience building place-based innovations that have the ability to inform systems change solutions around climate resiliency, sustainable housing and equitable community development. He founded NDN Collective to scale these place-based solutions while building needed philanthropic, social impact investment, capacity and advocacy infrastructure geared towards building the collective power of Indigenous Peoples. Tilsen has received numerous fellowships and awards from Ashoka, Rockefeller Foundation, Bush Foundation and the Social Impact Award from Claremont-Lincoln University. He has a Doctorate degree from Sinte Gleska University.


Friday Night musical entertainment by Hill City Slickers 

Hotel Block

Blocks of single and double rooms are reserved under “Dakota Rural Action” for a special group rate at the following hotels:

  • Days Inn by Wyndham West, Rapid City (605) 343-6040
    $59 – Single, $69 Double – Block Rooms Held until August 30th.
  • Rushmore Hotel, Rapid City (605) 348-8300
    $94 – Deluxe Single/Double/Triple $114 Quad Block Rooms held until September 15th.