We are proud to be sponsoring a special memorial event in honor of our dear friend Eugene Reddest, who passed away in March 2002. Eugene was a Lakota (Sioux) elder who lived on the Pine Ridge Reservation. We started visiting Eugene in 1993 and developed a deep bond with him and his family. Every year the Reddest family helps organize and run the Potato Creek Pow Wow (Wacipi). We wanted to honor Eugene by sponsoring something at the Pow Wow which is such an integral part of the Reddest family tradition. Since Eugene was a gifted Grass Dancer in his youth, we all thought a special competition in his name would be a beautiful way to honor him. And so the Eugene Reddest Memorial Grass Dance competition was born! It will be held Saturday night, September 9th at the 69th Annual Potato Creek Pow Wow. We hope to make this an annual memorial prize! Our deep love, respect, and appreciation to the Reddest family!