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Wonderful Encounters

The Behavioral Health Team has been having wonderful encounters on our trip so far. We had the opportunity to speak with high school students at the Little Wound School in Kyle. We were able to hear from some of them about their direct challenges and experiences with mental health and alcohol and drug issues. Some … Continue reading

Head Start

Head Start

The medical team is spending time doing Head Start physicals in different communities on the reservation and holding pediatric clinics in Wanblee. One of the new programs started by Head Start is an Early Head Start program which provides early developmental intervention for children age 0-3 years.   (Regular Head Start starts at age 3 years).  … Continue reading

CPR and First Aid

CPR and First Aid

Today we taught CPR and First Aid for the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety at their new Justice Center. The experience was as educational for me as it hopefully was for them. We shared conversation and stories about how they have used their first aid and CPR skills in the past. The need … Continue reading

Wowauncila

Wowauncila

By Annette O’Hern, Health Science Academy Director “Wowauncila” is Lakota for “to walk with compassion.” That is exactly what the October team of students and staff from the Health Science Academy (as well as Carolyn & Marla from Gundersen’s Global Partners) did this past week. We “walked with compassion” at Crazy Horse School in Wanblee. … Continue reading

Teacher-to-Teacher

Teacher-to-Teacher

By Nahmie George, Health Science Academy Instructor Having the opportunity to travel with the HSA to the Pine Ridge Reservation was an amazing eye-opening experience for me.  While I was at Crazy Horse School, I had the chance to talk with one of the teachers working on the Rez.  Mr. Bocmeier is a first year … Continue reading