Lakota Community Resilience

Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, USA

 

Pine Ridge reservation is one of the poorest and most devastated areas in the US, with average lifespan of age 49 for males, 60% adult diabetes, inadequate housing, and a harsh environment.

 

Challenge:

To address the need for local, healthy food, water, shelter, and energy systems at Pine Ridge Lakota reservation.   

 

Solution:

To organize and support a series of permaculture projects that include research, education, tree planting, gardening, natural building and water catchment through a partnership with Ogala Lakota Cultural and Economic Revitalization Initiative (“OLCERI”)

 

This project is an ongoing, multi-year project aimed at creating food, water, shelter, and energy resilience and security, and cultural and economic revitalization through a research and demonstration site, education, outreach, and systems installation in the Slim Butte region of Pine Ridge.

 

Project Lead: Koreen Brennan

Pine Ridge garden
Pine Ridge garden
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Pine Ridge Greywater installation
Pine Ridge Greywater installation
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Pine Ridge reservation, hands on manure collection
Pine Ridge reservation, hands on manure collection
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Pine Ridge
Pine Ridge
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Pine Ridge, cob build by a course grad
Pine Ridge, cob build by a course grad
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Pine Ridge, site assessment
Pine Ridge, site assessment
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Pine Ridge jail tree planting
Pine Ridge jail tree planting
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Pine Ridge garden
Pine Ridge garden
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Haitians training at Pine Ridge reservation
Haitians training at Pine Ridge reservation
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