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Lakota Earthsong: Cultivating Sustainability through Ethnobotany

If you are wanting to attend this workshop, Please complete the forms & survey below

Event Date: September 27th-29th 

Deadline for Applicants: July 31st

Parental Consent Form
(under age of 18)
Participant Release and Waiver Agreement
Emergency Contact Form
Survey Link

Get in touch

Please email your forms to lakotayouthdevelopment@gmail.com

WHAT WE DO

Lakota Youth Development endeavors to rejuvenate the essence of Lakota language, culture, and spirituality, championing the cause through the cultivation of education, fostering healthy lifestyles, all underpinned by culturally enriched methodologies. Through a strategic partnership with the USDA: NCR SARE Grant*, we proudly host this workshop as a beacon of enlightenment and advocacy, dedicated to nurturing a collective consciousness towards sustainability, thereby fostering a harmonious stewardship of our precious planet.

 

*North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education grant

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OUR FUTURE PLANS

Our visionary aspiration is to democratize access to this workshop, extending its reach beyond the Lakota Nation to inspire a global coalition for sustainability. By illuminating diverse cultural perspectives and practices, we aim to underscore the glaring resource disparities faced by marginalized communities. Through this workshop, we endeavor to provide individuals with unprecedented opportunities, education, and tools that may have been previously inaccessible to them. Our ultimate aim is to empower each participant as agents of change, collectively working towards the overarching mission of planetary restoration We aspire to render these meticulously crafted lesson plans readily available and adaptable for diverse groups. Our mission is to furnish comprehensive education, fostering a ripple effect where others are inspired to pursue similar paths, contributing additional insights, tools, and opportunities. Through this collaborative endeavor, we aim to catalyze a continuous cycle of knowledge enrichment and empowerment, propelling collective efforts towards a brighter future.

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WHY CHOOSE US

Select us as your guiding light amidst the vast landscape of choices, where the rich tapestry of Lakota culture intertwines seamlessly with our unwavering commitment to sustainability and transformative education. Trust in our fusion of heritage, eco-consciousness, and enlightening pedagogy to illuminate your path forward

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What unique offerings does this workshop bring?

PLANT IDENTIFICATION

Embark on an enlightening journey to discern and gather indigenous flora of South Dakota, delving into their integral roles within Lakota cultural practices and their significance in sustaining local ecosystems

CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

Embark on a transformative journey delving into Lakota culture firsthand, engaging in enlightening conversations with elders, learning sustainable farming techniques, and rediscovering your profound connection with the planet

Tiny Green Plants

DISCUSSION & EDUCATION

Engaging dialogues on intricate subjects such as ethical divides, resource scarcity, cultural marginalization, sustainability, and actionable strategies for impactful change.

culturally significant plants

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LAKOTA BITTERROOT/
SWEET FLAG
NETTLE
SWEETGRASS
TIMPSILA
PEJIHOTA
(SAGE)
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