Build at the Crow Creek Reservation

Another Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Builder, Olivet Congregational Church, is going to the Crow Creek Reservation in South Dakota on the Missouri River for its annual build with the Dacotah Tipis.

The trip runs on Aug. 18–24. Work includes home repairs and other service projects beginning Monday–Friday. Community Works is planning to subsidize some of the costs for the trip. We will be joining a crew of 10 from AmeriCorps.

While we are there, we will participate in cross cultural experiences with the people of Crow Creek. Ancestors of current residents arrived in South Dakota in 1863 after they were banned from Minnesota following their deadly internment below Fort Snelling. Our trip will begin at the end of the annual Pow Wow, an event which draws people from Canada to Southern California to dance, sing, and celebrate their heritage. 

If you would like to leave earlier on the weekend to attend the Pow Wow, you are welcome to do so. We are housed in a comfortable visitor’s center in Fort Thompson, SD. Fort Thompson is at the center of the reservation.

More information can be found at dacotahtipis.org. Questions? Contact Tim Bremicker at brebarlake@gmail.com or Philip Friedlund at isenb006@umn.edu.

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