On Monday, March 21st, the Rapid City Council discussed giving $150,000 to the First Nation Sculpture Gardens to aid in the completion in a sculpture project. According to a Rapid City Journal article, the project would place four statues of Native American scholars and historical figures in Halley Park.
The funds were supposed to be raised completely by group organizing the project. Many want to continue with the original agreement as using city funds for an art project could appear to be a political statement.
The council did not make a final decision, and will reconvene to discuss the issue again on April 4.
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