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MAY TERM OPPORTUNITY

ROSEBUD INDIAN RESERVATION
CROSS CULTURAL EDUCATION
NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
EDUC488-02
This course is conducted on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota and provides an opportunity to learn about the history and culture of the Lakota Sioux as well as work in the Todd County School district or health care settings.
Four Credits
(open to students in: Education, Social Work, & Nursing)


FOR AN INFORMATIONAL BROCHURE click here

MAY 4-22, 2015

Practical teaching experiences are essential for anyone planning a career in education. Learning the difference between the ghost dance and the sun dance of the Lakota Sioux is good for an increased cultural awareness and for the spirit. When the two are mixed, they define the Hope College May Term on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, located in south-central South Dakota.

Begun in 1991, this experience is about cultural immersion and allows students to live and learn in the Lakota Sioux culture. Education, Social Work and Health Care settings in the Todd County School District provide opportunities for this cultural immersion. Orientation to the Lakota culture also includes meeting with tribal, school, dormitory, and business representatives, hospital administrators, spiritual leaders, and Indian students. Trips to Wounded Knee, Crazy Horse, Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore, and the Akta Lakota and St. Francis museums provide further information about the Sioux Nation.

Credits from this experience may be applied to a Religion 4 credit class, a Senior Seminar, an Encounter with Cultures class, Cultural Heritage II or an elective for the Social Work major.

Orientation to the culture includes meeting with tribal, school, dormitory, and business representatives, hospital administrators, spiritual leaders, and Indian students. Trips to Wounded Knee, Crazy Horse, Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore, and the Akta Lakota and St. Francis museums provide further information about the Sioux Nation.


Rosebud Group

Rosebud May Term 2014

Boarding School

In the Boarding School
Mission, SD.

Waterfalls at Niobrara Game Refuge

Picture

Speaker Leland Little Dog

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At Custer State Park ... BUFFALO!!

One of the schools on the reservation.

Pow Wow Dancers

One of the Hope students said, “Participating in events like the Rosebud’s waicipi (pow wow) and listening to elders speak about their heritage gave me a greater understanding and appreciation for the Native American Culture. And, the natural beauty of South Dakota was spectacular!” Another student exclaimed, “It was a chance to spend quality time in the classroom and turn my Hope experiences into real life teaching experiences. I never dreamed three weeks could have such a powerful impact on my life.”

A third participant stated, “The Rosebud experience was by far the most enjoyable learning experiences I have encountered. Whether scaling the Badlands, talking to the Elders, or teaching in a classroom, we were always learning and having a good time doing it. This trip was not only a challenge, it was a great eye opener. Never before did I realize the awesome culture of the Lakota Sioux!”

If you would like more information on this trip,
please contact:
Susan Cherup cherup@hope.edu
or Jim Piers piers@hope.edu

A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due on
January 24, 2015
Make check payable to "Hope College (Cross Cultural Ed.)" and take to Business Services in the Anderson Werkman building