Indigenous Performance

Indigenous Performance
Posted on 11/23/2021
Hoop Dance

Montevideo Schools is pleased to welcome Kevin Locke to our schools Friday, December 10.


He will be performing at MMS 9-10am for the Elementary Students 

and 11-12pm for the Middle School Students. 

He will be performing at MHS 2-3pm for the High School Students. 


A Flute Workshop will be 3:30-5:30pm at MMS Commons. Registration required.


Kevin Locke  (Tokaheya Inajin in Lakota translation “First to Rise”) is a world famous visionary Hoop Dancer, preeminent player of the Indigenous Northern Plains flute, traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator.   Kevin is Lakota and Anishnabe.  While his instructions were received from his immediate family and community, from extended family in every part of the world, Kevin has learned many lessons in global citizenship and how we each can draw from our individual heritages to create a vibrant, evolving global civilization embracing and celebrating our collective heritage.


With nearly 40 years of performing to over hundred of thousands of people in over 90 countries, Kevin Locke’s concerts and presentations at performing art centers, festivals, schools, universities, conferences, state and national parks, monuments and historic sites, powwows and reservations number in the hundreds annually.


80 percent of Kevin’s presentations are performed through the educational system and shared with children of all ages in schools, community centers and festivals internationally. As a folk artist, he uses his talents to teach others about his specific tribal background. His special joy is working with children on the reservations to ensure the survival and growth of indigenous culture.


Please contact Laura Streich, Native American Home to School Liaison with any questions and to register for the Flute Workshop at  lstreich@montevideoschools.org.