South Dakota, Michigan faith, tribe leaders, musicians fight domestic violence with free concert
"Supporting a shelter on the Rosebud Indian Reservation is particularly important and life-giving"
- Rev. Dave Van Kley, Custer Lutheran Fellowship church pastor
Custer, S.D. - Faith leaders, tribal officials, and musicians from two states say supporting the nation's first battered woman's shelter for Native Americans is the goal of a free benefit concert at a church in Custer, South Dakota.
Two Michigan folk groups will perform at 5 p.m. (MT) on August 12, 2007 at the Custer Lutheran Fellowship church in Custer, S.D. Comprised of family and close friends, White Water and Duo Borealis are based in Michigan's remote Upper Peninsula and are known for their unique folk music.
Organizers hope people will be inspired to donate money to the White Buffalo Calf Woman Society (WBCWS) that provides a wide-range of domestic violence services for all women and children and has served the Rosebud Indian Reservation for almost 30 years.