Re-Member Pine Ridge Reservation
Representative: Eilene Hoft-March
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 continues to develop a growing circle of advocates standing in solidarity with the Indian people of Pine Ridge."
First Congregational UCC provides opportunities throughout the year 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 intergenerational group from First Congregational travels to Pine Ridge to work on 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.
2024 Pine Ridge trip dates: August (specific dates TBD)
Contact: Eilene Hoft-March Eilene.Hoft-March@lawrence.edu
The Turtle Trek began in 2020 and is an annual event that supports fuel for Re-Member,
our partners at the Pine Ridge reservation. The Trek is 100 miles over 10 weeks,
with walkers raising awareness and inviting sponsorships to help support
this necessary support.
2023 Turtle Trek dates: August 27-November 4, 2023
Contact: Eilene Hoft-March: Eilene.Hoft-March@lawrence.edu