Join this program to learn about health and wellness on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in western South Dakota. Patterns of health, community strengths and resources, and care systems (bio-medical and indigenous) are explored within the socio-cultural context of reservation life, economic realities of the Pine Ridge, and politics within a tribal community. Lakota traditions and values are experienced through engagement in the life of the community, critical reflections and dialogue with Lakota elders and community members.
Academic Calendar: Spring, 2018 Program Dates: May, 2018 Credits: 45 Practicum Hours Faculty and Staff: Dr. Cheryl Leuning and Dr. Leonard Little Finger Meals: Most meals included Population of Pine Ridge Reservation: 28,000
Graduates will earn 45 practicum hours that may be applied to selected graduate practicum required for courses in which one is concurrently enrolled Fall Term. Instructor approval is required.
$750 Program Fee (includes lodging, most meals, ground transportation in South Dakota and special events.) The Program Fee does NOT include tuition, airfare, should you choose to fly)
Participants are also responsible for completing background checks and all forms of identification required by the Indian Health Service (IHS) prior to travel.
Stop in Wall, South Dakota
Visit Crazy Horse Memorial
Drive through Custer Park
Potluck and Conversation with Circle Language Village
Learn about Lakota Spirituality
Visit Heritage Center Museum
Must be a graduate student in good standing in the Nursing Program at Augsburg University.
Dates / Deadlines:
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.