Re-Member, Pine Ridge Reservation

Eilene Hoft-March

Outhouses built through Re-Member

Re-Member is an independent, non-profit organization that serves the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The organization seeks “to improve the quality of reservation life through relationships, shared resources and volunteer services. Through site visits and cultural immersion, [Re-Member] continue[s] to develop a growing circle of advocates standing in solidarity with the Indian people of Pine Ridge.”

First Congregational provides opportunities throughout the year for us to learn about life on an American Indian reservation and increase our awareness of issues that the Oglala Lakota people face. Every August since 2012, a small group from First Congo has made the trip out to Pine Ridge to work on a number of outreach projects across the Reservation. Volunteers work in teams with Re-Member staff to build bunk beds, repair roofs, insulate mobile homes and help with various projects that support the mission of building relationships with the Oglala Lakota people and giving back to Pine Ridge.

Read about our inaugural visit to Pine Ridge.

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