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Our timeline is a short one, we want to kick-off this project and begin our campaign quickly. We have set things in motion by working with a local elementary school and have reached out to schools across the globe to share their stories with us. Our journal seeks to share global stories and we would like to start on our tool-kits--which will be designed to fit the communities that they will be placed into. We want to develop one prototype, which will not require a lot of funding, and perhaps go from there. We are documenting everything we are doing and will reach out to different corporations, schools, social media etc to gauge the impact and thoughts of others on our project. With our feedback, we will be able to decide if this project will ultimately succeed in the long-term, which is our goal.
Starting off, the students will work in teams to highlight the issue of deforestation and specific effects on local communities--especially farmers, students, and the environment. Then, after drafting papers, they will make presentations among their peers and finally to their community. They will then plan a day of community gathering where they will make their presentations to community leaders and their families and plant tree saplings around their targeted area of their school and a local forest.
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This project is meant to kick off a service learning/ social justice initiative. This funding will allow us to hold a community meeting of interested parties to engage in a conversation about how to best engage students in understanding the community where they go to school, it's significant history and there role as citizens of that community. This meeting will help to build community awareness and buy-in for the project as well as be a means to gather individuals who already are willing to contribute time and talent to the project.
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Our class examined some of the key issues impeding quality of life and progress on the reservation. We narrowed them down to three main points: sense of hopelessness, poverty, and alcoholism. We conceived a plan to end tribal corruption and more fairly distribute revenues by limiting each individual's term on the tribal council to one year. Meetings and policies should be openly shared, along with agendas and budgets. We propose to diminish poverty and unemployment by transforming Pine Ridge to a center for cultural learning, horse activities and conservation, and indigenous and ecologically inspired tourism. We support the concept of shaman inspired and supported alcohol treatments, in combination with modern rehabilitation techniques. We believe that Lakota Sioux should step up and take a leadership role in environmental stewardship and bison and wolf conservation as their ancestors did.
Clean the forest and try to find the relationship among the fallen leaves,weeds,trees and animals.
We will collect infant clothing and blankets throughout the month of May. We will place 6 plastic bins with a flyers attached labeling the bins as the Hats for Hope Project. Emails will be sent to all families enrolled at Kids Express, with weekly reminders emailed to parents. Flyers will be posted in each classroom near entrance doors. Parents may drop off the lightly used, cleaned clothing in the nearest bin.
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Map resources, launch stewardship projects, share accomplishments
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We will be mapping community assets and community challenges. K-12 and adult learners will gather data and help build topical maps on water resources, wildlife, farm lands, food production, indigenous resource sites, food gleaning sites, and waste recycling / soil building.
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