Lakota Nations

Dates: June 13-24, 2020
Estimated Cost: $3,200 
Student Travel Group Max: 12 
Dream Team: Mr. Muñoz, Ms. Gwara, Mr. Rossi, Ms. Wood

You must be fifteen years old at time of travel to participate in this trip.

In this third year of partnership with Simply Smiles, we will learn from and work with several communities of the Lakota Nation living on Cheyenne River and Pine Ridge tribal land. In our own Ms. Kourkoulis’ words--”This trip is hard in all the right ways. 500 Internal Server Error

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sovereignty is real--if not in law or politics, then most certainly in ancient traditions and a fierce spirit of activism. With scholars, activists and ethno-botanists affiliated with Oglala Lakota College, we will make pilgrimage to the sacred sites of the Wounded Knee Massacre, the Black Hills, and the Badlands. Our hope is that in preparing for and experiencing all this, our students will come to understand how U.S. legal, political and economic policy, and educational and religious institutions have historically circumscribed the land and lives of indigenous people--and still do. We also know how this trip brings out the best in all who participate in it. It’s a chance for us to listen, experience, good work, make good friends, and understand that no one need leave the world as one finds it.  
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