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One of the most important aspects of this memorial to the children of the Rapid City Indian Boarding School is to ensure the children know that we did not forget them. One of the most important ways to do that is to pray for them and near them. As such, a central aspect of this memorial is the incorporation of several inipis (sweat lodges) at the base of the hill to encourage prayer for our community, for our children, and for the children of the Rapid City Indian Boarding School. Inipis are one of the primary forms of purification and regular prayer for the oyate, the people of the Oceti Sakowin.
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