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OH! THE POSSIBILITIES! Del’Inkka Beaudion: “You Have a Voice and Power to Change the World” By Virginia Olson Photos by Maggie Sweets Photography
or Del’Inkka Beaudion opportunity is in everything and everyone.
A Louisiana transplant, Del’Inkka moved to Sioux Falls at the age of 19. Today at age 31 she is the owner of Swamp Daddy’s Cajun Kitchen. But the trajectory of her life doesn’t end with her new restaurant. Besides being a wife, mother. entrepreneur and the city’s sole female African American restaurateur, she is also a coach, board member, and activist involved in communitybased efforts to help empower others. Important to Del’Inkka is her African American heritage. Del’Inkka is a board member for the African American History Museum in Sioux Falls. “As an African American woman, my culture and its history is very important to me. As a board, we want to be able to advance our museum here in Sioux Falls to new levels and have an opportunity to educate our community on African American history. Most people don’t even know this special museum exists and that it is part of the Washington Pavilion.” Del’Inkka is also part of ESC – Established Sustainable Connections – an organization that connects cultures in Sioux Falls. “It’s meant to bridge the gap for people of color and culture,” she says. “We have had an opportunity to bring people together and discuss difficult topics creating a safe space for those conversations such
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