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Opportunities on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Shannon Freed

Joined: Apr 30, 2011
Posts: 19
We are a sustainable homestead model project on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

The goal of our project is to create a sustainable model which can be replicated so that local residents living in poverty can attain self sufficiency and a more comfortable lifestyle.

In 2010 we built a cob house, this summer we will begin construction of another cob house as well as building a complete pallet house, planting a food forest, improving our road, bee keeping, installing water catchment and grey water systems and planting an organic garden.

We will be accepting wwoofers throughout the summer.

We are looking for at least one more intern for the whole summer who is knowledgeable and experienced in growing food. Candidates with knowledge of permaculture principals given preference.

Languages spoken: English, Lakota, Spanish

There is no public transportation to the reservation but arrangements can be made for pick up in Rapid City, SD.

Children and pets will be considered on a case by case basis.

Badlands National Park, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, Wind Cave National Park all within 2 hr drive.

Locally, there will be opportunities to attend pow wows and other cultural events.
Anne Locke

Joined: Mar 06, 2013
Posts: 1
Hey, I realize that your post is a little old but I was still curious as to whether you are still looking for Summer wwoofer?
Shilpa Gaur

Joined: Feb 06, 2013
Posts: 11
I am Shilpa from Rajasthan(India). I am a student of Agribusiness Management at IIM Lucknow( I have worked as a marketing executive in Jaipur(India) before going for Post Graduate program in Agribusiness Management. As part of my curriculum it is mandatory to go for 8-10 weeks of Internship so I want to intern with people who are actually working at grass root level. I am 24 year old girl and have been staying in hostel or on my own since class 6th. I can cook, dish wash and other work as well (if I see the way of doing it). Being from Rajsthan (Dessert in India), I have accustomed to live in rough condition and I wont have any problem living out there. The single REQUIREMENT which I have from you is "Certificate of Internship"(mandatory to submit in my School).
My Expectation from this program-
I want to learn permaculture and embrace new culture and their way of living.
What I have-
No professional experience in the field but the will and the enthusiasm to work harder and harder.
What I can contribute-
My positive attitude and my Hands (along with mind and heart)
I do not have adjustment problem(related to stay, sharing rooms,work or any of that sort)
I don't drink and have no drug issues.
I am great with kids.
What I want from you-
Help in getting there in April.
If you have any other question,Please ask.
Have a nice Day.
Shilpa Gaur
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