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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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