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US-SCI 2.1 ESTADOS UNIDOS The Pine Ridge Indian CONS/CULT/MANU 13/08/2018 31/08/2018

Community Project at Pine Ridge Native American Reservation

Camp code:

US-SCI 2.1

Country:

United States of America

Start Date:

13 Aug 2018

End Date:

31 Aug 2018

Topic:

Refugees, immigrants and ethnic minorities

Work Types:

Construction / Cultural heritage / Manual

International age:

18 - 99

National age:

16 - 99

Extra fee to be paid in the hosting country:

0.00

Spoken Language:

English

Motivation letter:

This camp requires an additional motivation letter to explain in more detail why you would like to attend.

Description: The Pine Ridge Reservation is one of the most impoverished areas of the United States. Two Native American non-profit organizations, Tiyospaye Winyan Maka and The Oglala Lakota Cultural & Economic Revitalization Initiative, have combined to create a project to bring some economic livelihood to the area. They are building a Center to realize the cultural knowledge of the Native American people in agriculture. The job of the workcamp will be to help construct the infrastructure of the Center. This may involve helping develop the water supply for the Center as well as ordinary construction work.

Type of Work: Construction: The work includes shoveling dirt, screwing tires together, packing the dirt, prepping tires, jobs will be cutting wood, helping with designs/ideas, and carrying tools. Possible permaculture gardening.

Accommodation: Tents or rooms if available.

Requirements: Some experience in plumbing and/or electrical work would be good but is not vital. Any experience in water supply work would be especially welcome. Cannot be afraid of dogs or horses.

Approximate Location: The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota. Transport hub: Rapid City, South Dakota. Transport will be provided to the Reservation.

Notes: A brief motivation letter is required.