Sid Whiting Jr.
Sid Whiting Jr. is a Sicangu Lakota northern traditional dancer and long-time powwow participant and Arena Director. He has been a part of the Denver Native community and an advocate most of his life. He continues to keep the Native community a valuable part of the Denver cultural norm as a member of the Denver March Pow Wow, Amerind All West Indian High School Basketball Tournament, and Tall Bull Memorial Grounds. He is presently working with the University of Denver on the Native American Advisory Council. Sid is also a cultural academic presenter in a program that helps Native American high school students become college ready while instilling their traditional Indigenous knowledge to assist them with Math, Culture, and Environments (MCE) classes. His main objective is to enhance the student’s college experience in a cultural Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM) setting. Sid’s hope is to promote Native culture in a realistic light, for an often-misunderstood people. Sid will work closely with the Master of Ceremonies to keep the powwow moving smoothly. Currently, Sid is a cultural academics presenter working on K12 and Higher programming.