Melinda Camber Porter South Dakota Memorial Celebration: Mother Earth
July 9-11, 2010
Buffalo Ridge Complex
Buffalo Ridge, Gary, SD
Buffalo Ridge served as an open reception and gathering place for Melinda’s family, friends and guests and to view Melinda’s art, books, films and photos. Melinda’s films – Sacred Journey (Native American film), – The Art of Love (Melinda reads from her novel Badlands set in SD) – Vision on Film, and – Luminous Journey, were be shown continuously in the screening room.
Melinda visited South Dakota several times since the early 1980s with her husband, Joe Flicek, and their two sons, Robert and James. The family traveled the whole State of South Dakota and the lands of Sitting Bull and the Lakota Sioux. So Melinda had many South Dakota experiences including driving a 24 foot wide wheat combine in Gettysburg, SD [on Chuck Kunstle’s farm], and walking the Badlands and visiting Wounded Knee pray flags, fishing the lakes and always walking and walking on the great prairies looking at that vast ever changing sky and light meeting the ground at that always far off horizon.
In the Mid-Nineties she published one of her novels, Badlands, set on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and written after we traveled to the Badlands and Wounded Knee and attended the Annual Oglala Rodeo. Badlands was a Book-of-the-Month selection and is in most libraries across American.
Melinda Camber Porter Archive of Creative Works
Volume I: Journalism and Volume II: Art and Literature
International Standard Serial Numbers:
ISSN: 2379-2450 (Print), 2379-3198 (Ebook), 2379-321X (Audio)
Badlands by Melinda Camber Porter (ISBN: 0-86316-149-9)