American way of life by reading
such books as “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.” Others, including a group from William Woods University, learn about it firsthand.
Ethics and Global Studies at William Woods University, is visiting the Lakota
Sioux on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota for a second time. Accompanying him for the week are students, faculty and staff.
experience,” said Madeline Ortego, a student who also is making her second trip.
we were also able to learn about the history of the reservation and experience a cultural immersion of
the Oglala Lakota people.”
the reservation—it literally takes your breath away.”
Vanessa Davidson, Katherine McCurren, Andrea Garcia, Rayel Little, Kayla
Ferguson,Victoria WomanDress, Jennie McFadden and Dana Gibboney.
of multicultural affairs; Michael Fredrick, assistant professor of physical education; and Cyndi Elliot Koonse, former director of multicultural affairs.
the world from someone else’s perspective,” said Tamerius. “A trip like this can help cultivate important virtues like humility, respect and love.”
with an organization called Re-member to improve the quality of life in the reservation. They are learning about Lakota leaders in the morning and evenings and working during the day.
you enter into the tribal lands it is easy to forget that this place exists in the United State of America. But there are also so many beautiful stories of resilient,
courageous and inspiring people who are determined to improve the quality of life in a hard place.”
certain that it would not be my last,” she said. “I saw
no other option but to return to the reservation that had significantly left an impression on my life. Last year I left with a sense of urgency and advocacy to serve
the people on the reservation—and I will undoubtedly continue to return many more times.”
contact Tamerius at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woman Dress use their skills to
build an outhouse.
Badlands for an afternoon of stunning quiet and beauty (photo by Madeleine