A great race was held between the two legged and the four legged as the world was deciding its order. A young female bison was favored to win for the four legged, a young Lakota man and the birds ran for the two legged. In the end the young man fell behind as had all the birds except one. The magpie, who during all the racing and competing was forgotten about, rode on the back of the bison and in the end flew ahead and won the race for the two legged.
— We hope to be that witty and resourceful bird.
Mary Bordeaux - Owner/Creative Director

Mary Bordeaux - Owner/Creative Director

When I graduated high school my dad said to me, “I expect you to change the world.”

That statement / expectation my dad placed on me as a 17 year old stuck with me.  I thought it an impossible goal and my dad was crazy for thinking I could change the world.  After I started a family and moved through undergraduate and graduate school, I began to realize that maybe my dad did not mean the “whole” world, but the world I interacted with on a day to day basis - my world.

The statement began to empower me through my days, rather than weigh me down as it had as a young adult. It has pushed me to be a part of things I would sometimes think I did not belong, to take a leap and try harder when it seems like no one is listening.  

So here I am leaping.

mary >at< racingmagpie.com

 

Peter Strong - Owner/Director

Peter Strong - Owner/Director

Peter knew that he wanted to work in the arts, culture, and museum fields as early as high school. He first volunteered in a museum at the age of 15 and has not looked back since. He has experience in community development, collections, exhibits, retail, customer service, grant writing, strategic planning, American history, Native art, Native history and cultures, historic preservation, and new media. He has lived and worked in Indian Country and South Dakota since 2005 and is currently the chair of the planning committee for the Native POP: People of the Plains.

peter >at< racingmagpie.com