“Voices of the Lakota” presentation
BRATTLEBORO- A Marlboro College course titled Experiential Learning and Collaboration with the Oglala Lakota people will make a presentation based on their experiences titled “Voices of the Lakota.” This multimedia presentation will take place on Sunday, April 28, at 7 pm, at 118 Elliot Street. This event is free and open to the public.
Nine members of the Marlboro College community ate, lived, and traveled together for a two-week trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in March. The trip was co-led by Arthur Running Horse, currently a Marlboro College student. Running Horse grew up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and helped guide the journey while providing an inside perspective.
Students will share excerpts from video interviews and thoughts on their experiences visiting various elders and families. They will also talk about the nonprofit organizations visited, such as Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation, White Clay Makerspace, Better Education and Reading Project, and Lakota Solar Enterprises.
Aaron Huey’s effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his haunting photos intertwine with a shocking history lesson in this bold, courageous talk. Watch the full TedTalk at www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS6ARB2CgLI.
For more information call John Willis at (802) 380-9057. For more information on the reservation visit https://friendsofpineridgereservation.org/.