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Indigenous Wisdom and Permaculture Skills Convergence

Updated: Oct 19, 2021

Tiyospaye Winyan Maka's partnership with Oglala Lakota Cultural and Economic Revitalization Initiative (OLCERI)

“As we move from this egocentric, colonialist ideology back towards this indigenous ancestral knowledge that is ecocentric, we actively work towards embracing our humanity.” Michael Alcazar

The prairie lands of Pine Ridge Reservation, home to the Oglala Sioux in South Dakota, are storied with resistance and resilience to colonialism, both past and present. Recently, community members are channeling their ancestral knowledge of the land to address food sovereignty, housing and poverty on the reservation. Community members founded Oglala Lakota Cultural and Economic Revitalization Initiative (OLCERI), designed to “restore resilience, self-sufficiency, economic independence, and cultural revival among the Lakota people” through a broad range of Lakota-led projects grounded in principles of permaculture.

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Come to Life is gearing up to participate in this year’s Indigenous Wisdom and Permaculture Skills Convergence, August 19-25th, 2019 on Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. Join us at the Convergence and stay tuned for stories from the Convergence on allyship, food sovereignty and the power of community.

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