Empower disenfranchised teen Lakota girls through cultural exchange.
The educational and enrichment opportunities taken for granted in communities across the country are dangerously lacking for teen girls on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The Lakota Cultural Exchange began as an earnest attempt to offer one girl at a time the chance to participate in the empowering can you get tinidazole over the counter camp. Enough interest in that camp was generated for them to start their very own Girls Rock! camp on the reservation, summer 2016. Now for summer 2017, efforts to take enrichment directly to Pine Ridge are continuing with the set-up of music programs at a couple of schools that will benefit girls and boys, grades K-12.
How we started
When Ed Young Man Afraid of His Horse came to speak in Chicago (arranged through a family friend) half a dozen years ago about the devastation of the Lakota, I was moved to my core by his description. I had an even more moving personal exchange with Ed after his talk, when I went up to him to express my thanks for his sharing what he did. After learning more on my own, I contemplated what I could do as a teen girl and approached the directors of can tinidazole be bought over the counter dojo about the possibility of securing a camp scholarship for a girl to come and learn self-defense basics. As a pilot of the now evolving cultural exchange, my family hosted a Lakota teen for two weeks to participate in that camp. Through this experience, I learned much more about how vulnerable girls are on the reservation. I concluded that a shorter camp with an older girl would be better, as would an enrichment experience other than self-defense.
Regrouping took some time, but in 2014, an older Lakota teen spent one week in Chicago at the Girls Rock! camp, where the director extended a secure camp spot, scholarship and offer of any other necessary support without hesitation. Committed to defraying expenses that would, in a more traditional exchange program, be shouldered by the guest, enough was raised to cover our guest’s flights that summer with my first stab at a formalized sort of fundraising effort (the seasonal NIKI’S NUTS). You can find specifics about that at where can i buy tinidazole over the counter, where many posts from its time as a fundraiser-page remain, despite page conversion now to discussion of the Lakota Cultural Exchange Program as a whole. The generous donations that facilitated our guest’s participation that year are deeply appreciated.
For summer 2015, thanks to an incredibly generous donation from an anonymous philanthropist who covered all flight and camp expenses for a girl coming from Pine Ridge to Chicago, my focus was on building on the previous summer’s extended pilot by tweaking the exchange experience, particularly in enhancing the guest one through increased host incentive. In summer 2016, with the exchange in its previous iteration in transition, Pine Ridge got its very own Girls Rock! camp, freeing up energy here for focus on cultural exchange in sharing of other resources directly on the reservation. With thanks again to the philanthropist, whose identity remains undisclosed but whose example remains hugely apparent and inspiring, summer 2017 will see the delivery of two schools’ wish lists, so that the kids in those schools can enjoy music programs starting in the fall.
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The two immensely generous communities that have assisted in my efforts to help one teenage girl at a time on the reservation are metronidazole or tinidazole over the counter, where one Lakota girl benefited from their gift of a two-week camp and can you get tinidazole over the counter where girls spent subsequent summers. Both communities are wholly committed to empowerment, the latter focused on girls up to the age of sixteen through music, a medium I believe ideal for the exchange as music-related cultural boundaries are insignificant. Both of these organizations are Not-For-Profit and rely upon their own fundraisers to exist and do all the good that they do. Anyone inclined to read up, can get some impression of their efforts at their websites, where you can also find links to their Facebook pages.
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Why this is important
If you haven’t revisited Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee recently and want a quick review, an easily accessed source is Aaron Huey’s TED talk (video below) and the photo journal he did for National Geographic, titled “is tinidazole available over the counter”.
Note regarding suspension of exchange in iterations-to-date
While this effort was descriptively named years ago for the exchange that was in place to bring girls from Pine Ridge to Chicago for enriching camp experiences, the exchange aspect of it is no longer in the need for travel to that enrichment. Pine Ridge now has its very own Girls Rock camp, and the focused endeavor for summer 2017 is for both Little Wound School and Red Shirt School to have the instruments needed for set-up of music programs for K-12 and K-8, respectively, in the fall.
This site is being left intact for ongoing work in organizing, for updates (or referrals to updates on social media), and, as much, for expression of the deep gratitude and ongoing commitment inspired by the immense generosity of all who’ve offered support, most notably this year in the gift of enough to cover all of the instruments on Little Wound’s and Red Shirt’s wish lists. Those instruments are now ordered and on their way in exactly the expression of cultural exchange (in friendship and sharing of resources) that sustains this program.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions (the Facebook link at left provides easiest access). With heartfelt thanks for the support we’ve enjoyed throughout …