Join TWP for the Lakota Past & Present Adventure: A Journey to the Home of the Oglala Lakota

May 12th-16th & September 11th-17th , 2010
Cost: $975
(Cost does not include travel to South Dakota)

Just 200 years ago, the Lakota occupied a vast section of the Great Plains, stretching over what are now seven states. Families traveled with the seasons, following the bison, sustained by the land. The clash between Native people and European colonists left a battered remnant of the Lakota Nation stranded on isolated reservations, their traditional livelihood destroyed.

If you visit Pine Ridge with us though, you will see and experience the strength, pride, humor and enduring culture of the Oglala Lakota. Despite hardship, the Lakota have nourished and preserved their spirituality, culture, and ties with their land.
Now, through people like our partner Henry Red Cloud, the Lakota are using renewable energy to improve living conditions and create economic development, while honoring their traditional connection to Mother Earth.

Come visit Pine Ridge, work on renewable energy projects with local people, and discover for yourself the new energy and hope that is rising in Indian Country.

Participants will camp or stay in a dorm at the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center. We will visit historical sites, learn about Lakota history and culture from tribal elders, and help plant trees and build solar heating systems with the local families.

View our E-Flyer for a tentative itinerary!

For more information about Trees, Water & People’s Tribal Lands Renewable Energy Program please visit

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2 thoughts on “Join TWP for the Lakota Past & Present Adventure: A Journey to the Home of the Oglala Lakota”

  1. I couldn’t get to this page on the Lakota Past & Present Adventure from your homepage, so I went through Google. Where should I have looked? Under programs or something else? I want to tell others at my church how to find it.

    1. Hello Carol,
      Thank you for your interest in the Lakota Adventure. Here is a link to the updated post for the trip with a flyer attached taht may be downloaded:

      Also, here is a link to our Tribal Lands Renewable Energy program:

      Lastly, a link to the Lakota Adventure on our website:

      If you have any questions, please feel free to email Liz Sunderland, our Tribal Lands Coordinator at or call her at (970) 484-3678.

      Kind Regards,
      Megan Maiolo
      Social Marketing Coordinator

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