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Pine Ridge, South Dakota. 2010 CSW Service Learning Trip April 1 – 9, 2010. Objectives. Students will learn about the about physical and cultural geography of South Dakota Students will participate in community service projects aimed at helping the Oglala Lakota Indian people

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pine ridge south dakota
Pine Ridge, South Dakota

2010 CSW

Service Learning Trip

April 1 – 9, 2010

objectives
Objectives
  • Students will learn about the about physical and cultural geography of South Dakota
  • Students will participate in community service projects aimed at helping the Oglala Lakota Indian people
  • Students will work and socialize with Lakota Indians and learn about Lakota history and culture
  • Students will develop a lasting relationship with the Oglala Lakota people
tentative itinerary
Tentative Itinerary
  • Departure:
    • 4/1/10 - 11:30 a.m. from Philadelphia International Airport

***Students must be dropped off at PIA at 9:00 a.m. on 4/1/10. Students are responsible for transportation to the airport.

tentative itinerary1
Tentative Itinerary
  • Thursday 4/1/10 – Saturday 4/3/10

- check into lodge

- visit Mount Rushmore

- sightsee the Black Hills/Badlands

- tour Wind Cave National Park

lodge 4 01 4 03
Lodge 4/01-4/03
  • http://www.blackhillsexecutivelodging.com/angostura_lodge.htm
tentative itinerary2
Tentative Itinerary
  • Saturday 4/3/10 – Friday 4/9/10
    • Re-member (Pine Ridge Reservation, SD)
      • Work on assigned service project
      • Visit Lakota people
      • Learn about Lakota culture, spirituality, and form relationships.
      • Examine the US government’s treatment of Natives and be exposed to US/Native history from the Native perspective.
      • Visit the Red Cloud Museum and cemetery, the Wounded Knee Memorial, Singing Horse Trading Post, and the badlands.
      • Participate in Lakota ceremonies (if available)
tentative itinerary3
Tentative Itinerary
  • Return:
    • Friday 4/9/10 at 6:35 p.m.
    • Students are responsible for arranging their own pick-up from the airport
re member details
Re-member details
  • Non-profit, non-denominational organization
  • Has coordinating week-long trips for volunteer groups for 12 years.
  • Focuses on helping Lakota people in need and affording volunteers an immersion experience
  • Volunteers sleep in dormitory-style buildings
  • All meals are provided by re-member
  • Work is done with Lakota people
  • Transportation will be provided by Re-member while we are on the Rez
accommodations on the rez
Accommodations on the Rez
  • Dorm style
  • Showers and bathrooms
  • Full kitchen and dining room
  • Amazing View
four basic tenets of native american spirituality
Four Basic Tenets of Native American Spirituality
  • Recognition of the interconnectedness of creation and the responsibility of humans
  • Belief that all life is equal and contains the spiritual
  • Primary concern with the long-term welfare of life – all life
  • Spirituality is undergirded by thankfulness to the Creator
pine ridge overview
Pine Ridge Overview
  • Unemployment—80-90%
  • Per capita income of $4,000
  • 8 Times the United States rate of diabetes
  • 5 Times the United States rate of cervical cancer
  • Twice the rate of heart disease
  • Alcoholism rate estimated as high at 80%
  • 1 in 4 infants born with fetal alcohol syndrome or effects
  • Suicide rate more than twice the national rate
  • Infant mortality is three times the national rate
  • Life expectancy on Pine Ridge is the lowest in the United

States and the 2nd lowest in the western hemisphere.

Only Haiti has a lower rate.

paperwork
Paperwork
  • Please return the following documents with your December 1st payment

1. Re-Member Parental Permission Form

          • CSW Parental Permission Form will be distributed closer to our departure.

2. Skills Assessment Form

3. Re-member Release and Waiver of Liability

what to bring
What to bring
  • Warm clothes and warm socks (avg. temp 45°)
      • The temperature will fluctuate anywhere from 10°-20°
      • Daytime temperature could get as high as 70°
      • Nighttime temperature could get as low as 20°
      • It is almost always very windy!
  • Comfortable shoes to work in (sneakers are fine)
  • Bedding and a pillow (Re-member does not provide this)
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Water Bottle
  • Camera
  • Spending Money ($75 - $150)
  • Book
  • Journal
what to leave at home
What to leave at home
  • Extra clothes (pack only what you need)
  • Tools
  • Valuables
  • Any clothing with “Indian” logos
  • I-Pods
  • Computers
  • Stereotypes
expectations of students
Expectations of Students
  • Participate in all activities
  • Act respectful towards Lakota culture/people
  • Keep an open mind
  • Behave in accordance with Charter’s Code of Conduct
  • Communicate with Ms. Loberif a problem arises while we are traveling
contact
Contact
  • Robin Lober – [email protected]
  • Cell: (302)229-1210
  • Re-member (call for urgent issues only)
    • Office (605) 867-2282 / Toll Free (877) 205-2105
    • Shelem Volunteer House: (605) 867-2881
    • Kiksuya Volunteer House: (605) 867-2288
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