The Santee Unci Maka (GrandMother Earth) Public Market will return to the Santee Sioux Reservation on July 25 at the Ohiya Casino and Resort from 11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. The market will be held every Saturday from August through October.
Along with fresh, locally grown produce (grown right in Santee), much more will be available. You'll find fresh baked goods including Amish goods, Indian tacos and other prepared foods, jams and jellies, and hand-made Native American crafts.
Authentic Native American buffalo bone carvings, inlaid jewelry, and bead work from various artist will be available for purchase. Native American beaders will also offer live demonstrations on how to make their fine jewelry.
Beadwork is eye-straining, time consuming work that takes experience and skill in achieving the finished product. The demonstrations will offer an insight into what goes into a beadwork piece and why it is worth more than one thinks.
Not only is the Public Market an opportunity for Santee gardeners to sell extra produce, but we also welcome beaders, arts & crafts persons, bakers, and other community members to sell homemade and handmade items. There are so many arts and crafts people who don’t get the exposure they deserve. This new avenue for them is also promoting economic development.
WHAT: Unci Maka (GrandMother Earth) Public Market 2015
WHERE: Ohiya Casino and Resort located in Niobrara, Nebraska on the Santee Sioux Reservation
53142 Highway 12
WHEN: Saturday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Setup time starts at 10:45 a.m. Tables and tents are available on a first come first serve basis. Vendors are encouraged to bring their own.
The market will continue to take place every Saturday from August through October. Everyone involved looks forward to adding new food and craft vendors throughout the season. There is ample opportunity for vendors to make a nice income every Saturday throughout the summer especially with all the tourists and casino-goers.
All vendors are welcome, especially those from surrounding communities. Sign up for free booth space. Contact Jim Hallum at 402.961.0085 or me, Veronica Erenberg, at 267.679.1251.
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