Visiting the Reservation at Pine Ridge

Dr. Lo visits Pine Ridge

Photo: Simon Joseph

This Summer Dr. Lo is on Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota to learn about Native American Spirituality and to see the wonderful work our colleagues, Jennifer Jessum and Simon Joseph, are doing to empower native youth.

Their Mitakuye Foundation offers a wide array of programs including a Summer Arts Program, Filming “The 500 Mile Sacred Hoop Run” and The Black Hills Arts Academy. While Lo and The Guibord Center have partnered with this organization for many years, actually being on the reservation provides a rare opportunity to sit down and learn from community leaders,  parents, and youth.

Being able to participate in each of the programs is a humbling and life-changing experience.

Sacred gathering on Pine Ridge

Photo: Simon Joseph