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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

Lakota Prairie Lodge

Lakota Prairie Lodge

After a super long drive we finally made it to the Lakota prairie lodge. The next couple of days were filled with sightseeing, a community dinner in Wanblee, and two health fairs with the Health Science Academy students. We also participated in the compassion project at the Crazy Horse high school in one place.   Continue reading

Wanblee Clinic

Wanblee Clinic

The first couple of days in the Wanblee clinic where a little depressing but extremely rewarding. We were very busy and have seen very interesting and complicated patients. The patients were very happy and grateful to see a specialist because they have no access or ability to see one any other time. The staff has … Continue reading

Challenges and Joys

Challenges and Joys

After a super long drive and a hike up notch trail in my flip flops – sturdy shoes recommended but who needs ‘em, we finally made it to the Lakota prairie lodge. The next couple of days were filled with sightseeing, a community dinner in Wanblee, and two health fairs with the Health Science Academy … Continue reading