Village Earth Global Affiliate Tasunke Wakan (medicine horse) on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota will host a children’s camp August 29-Sept. 2 2013 at their building near the community of Porcupine. The camp is focused on youth aged 7-12, who have experienced trauma, loss and/or grief. Children will experience learning, fun and healing activities.
Tasunke Wakan is a Lakota-run grassroots organization on Pine Ridge. The goals of the organization are:
- To revitalize and implement the Lakota language through education and practice.
- To strengthen the cultural identity of the Lakota Oyate through linking Lakota Philosophy with the Lakota language.
- To empower the Lakota Tiwahe (families) in reclaiming their Lakota identity, through integrating the Lakota Customary, Natural, and Spiritual law within the educational process.
- To provide education training and assistance regarding cultural competency.