Pine Ridge “Service and Solidarity” Trip





From 2010-2016, William Penn House has shared a powerful time of service and learning with the Oglala Lakota community on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota.  Workcamp participants have transformative experiences building relationships and supporting local partners in working towards food security, sustainable housing and cultural survival. The trip includes one week volunteering with sustainable development projects with Earth Tipi, and a week supporting a local community in Wanblee to prepare for a sacred ceremony.

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Read a testimony from former Pine Ridge trip participant, Sarah Holtsclaw, who was an intern and trip leader in 2016:

Listen to reflections from Friend Lon Burnam of South Central Yearly Meeting and former participant on the Pine Ridge trip:


Watch the interview with Friend Mike Gray, a co-leader of the Pine Ridge trip who has been involved in supporting communities in Pine Ridge for over 20 years through Intermountain Yearly Meeting and American Friends Service Committee.


Read reflections from one of the Pine Ridge chaperones, former Program Coordinator Brad Ogilvie, here:

2016: Words Are Never Enough

2015: Reflection mentioning Pine Ridge for Friends Journal

2014: After 4 days, change really does happen 

2013: Reflections on power, privilege, peace and service 

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