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The Voice of a Leader

The Voice of a Leader

It has been a privilege to be a part of the leadership camp this week. La Crosse and Lakota students spent three days together learning about the importance of strong leaders, the characteristics of good leaders and skills needed to be a leader. Through a variety of discussions, small groups, role playing, and games the … Continue reading

Life Lesson Learned

Life Lesson Learned

The week spent in Pine Ridge Reservation was an amazing one. Many life long connections were made as well as many life lessons learned from the people there. Our Youth Leadership Camp held in both towns of Wanblee and Kyle helped start friendships between the La Crosse students and the Lakota students. It was the … Continue reading

A Memorable Experience

A Memorable Experience

This week in Pine Ridge has been a wonderful and eye opening experience. I have learned more about the Lakota culture and traditions, and also the Lakota people. Being able to help and listen to these people with all the hardships they have encountered throughout their lives made me feel good that we as the Health Science Academy … Continue reading

Sage Bundles

Sage Bundles

The part of this trip that I enjoyed the most was learning how to make sage bundles. Sage bundles are taking three of four stalks of sage and folding them in half twice. Then you wrap string around them to keep them together. One should only use the male stalks of sage because the female … Continue reading

Riding for a Reason

Riding for a Reason

Before coming to Pine Ridge, we were informed that suicide was an issue among the community. However, I didn’t realize how prevalent it truly was. Today we participated on a suicide awareness bike, run, walk stretching 34 miles from Kyle to Wanblee. Along the way, the stories of young people that had taken their lives … Continue reading

Catching More Than Fish

Catching More Than Fish

I am so excited to write about what I was able to experience this evening.  Tom Kammer and I were invited to go fishing in the Kyle Dam with Elroy Cross.  Elroy is a security guard at Crazy Horse School in Wanblee.  He is also an “uncle” to the Wanblee youth.   As someone who enjoys … Continue reading