The Remembering the Children memorial — envisioned as a place of prayer, gathering & remembrance meant to honor the children who died at the former Rapid City Indian Boarding School — has received the grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. https://t.co/xfJxAX5WMV— Ruth H. Robertson (Red Road Woman) (@Ruth_HHopkins) May 9, 2022
Special to Indian Country Today
RAPID CITY, South Dakota — A memorial planned to honor children who died at an Indian boarding school has received a $2 million grant that pushes the project beyond its initial fundraising targets.
The Remembering the Children memorial — envisioned as a place of prayer, gathering, and remembrance on a hillside near the site of the former Rapid City Indian Boarding School — received the grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
It is the largest single donation to date for the project, which has received numerous contributions from the Rapid City community and a $100,000 donation from the Monument Lab, a nonprofit working to cultivate critical conversations around past, present and future public art.
A private funder is also underwriting South Dakota Artist Laureate Dale Lampher’s work on sculptures that will be included in the project.