During April, our outreach focus will be on the Oyate Teca Community Center, which is located on the Pine Ridge Reservation in Kyle, SD. There are three distinct ways you can get involved this month, so read below for more information  and contact Dotti Moyer or Deacon Linda to get involved.

Get more information about the Lakota people and Pine Ridge Indian Reservation:
'Children of the Plains' video report from 20/20, 2012 (Diane Sawyer)
'Dances with Words', an after-school poetry program at Pine Ridge
Watch the trailer for 'A Thunder-Being Nation', the focus of our three-part class in April
Watch slideshows of reservation images from the past and the present.


Learn

Join us in Maglaras Hall on April 13, 20, and 27, 6:30 - 8:00 pm for three classes that will give you a brief history of the people we will be serving. . This look into the Lakota people will include a look at the documentary 'A Thunder-Being Nation', a film by Steven Lewis Simpson. In addition to the video and reflection on the people of the reservation, you will hear about how Tools for Growth was started and information about the September pilgrimage will be shared.
Want know more? Check out the Outreach table each Sunday in Maglaras Hall and join us on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.

Give

There are two giving opportunities during April. One is to collect green berry baskets you get at the grocery store and the other is  to purchase gardening tools through a  project called Tools for Growth. Both will provide basic tools and supplies to help sustain a Farmers Market on the Reservation.
Berry Baskets: Start saving them now and we will collect them on the third week of May.
Tools for Growth: Sponsor everything from gardening gloves to rakes using the Tools for Growth brochure and envelopes in Maglaras Hall
Want know more? Check out the Outreach table each Sunday in Maglaras Hall and take a Tools for Growth brochure to make your donation.

Grow

We all grow as we learn more about others and give from our hearts. This month, we ask that you consider growing further by taking part in a pilgrimage to Pine Ridge in September. Deacon Linda Brown and Dotti Moyer will discuss this pilgrimage during the three-session class on the Lakota on Wednesdays in April.
Want know more? A sign-up sheet will be in Maglaras Hall, or you can attend our three-part class in April (each Wednesday at 6:30 pm)