UPDATE - WE ARE AT CAPACITY (SOLD OUT) FOR THIS YEAR.
Please consider joining us by making a donation to OLCERI (Oglala Lakota Cultural and Economic Revitalization Initiative) at https://www.olceri.org/donate
CALLING ALL BUILDERS, HEALERS, AND LOVERS OF EARTH.
The Indigenous Wisdom & Permaculture Skills Convergence is an ecological infrastructure build at a community center that serves the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, August 19th - 26th. This gathering will bring together renowned ecological teachers, tribal members, and participants from around the country to learn, create, and practice eco-design and join in a variety of skill sharing workshops.
IWPS CONVERGENCE STARTS Monday August 19th and ends Sunday August 25th at 10 am. On the OLCERI ranch, Pine Ridge Reservation. Address and Directions provided post-purchase. Opportunities to stay on after the convergence exist. www.iwpsconvergence.com for details.
Bryan Deans, OLCERI - Lakota host and founder of OLCERI. Teaching engineering, natural building, bow and arrow, Lakota gift economy and more. www.olceri.org
Koreen Brennan, Grow Permaculture - Water catchment, Food forestry. Koreen has been working on Pine Ridge for 15 years and planted over 1,000 trees in food forests! www.growpermaculture.org
Wood-Fired Barrel Oven, with Jim Schalles. Jim is based out of Omaha, Nebraska where he advocates for traditional building techniques such as strawbale construction and clay based plasters. He has been building rocket stoves and wood-fired ovens for the last 8 years and has a soft spot for fellow pyromaniacs who are interested in empowering themselves with a wise usage of biomass fuel. You can find more about his work here at http://tallgrassvernacular.com.
Root Cellar and Cordwood Tiny Home Natural Plastering with Fernanda
Natural Building Construction - The Indigenous Wisdom Center with Engineers Without Borders
20 hr. Prebuild Street Medic Training - Vanessa Bolin, Standing Rock Medic
20 hour intensive. Begins pre-build Tuesday, August 20th.
Dine Planting Techniques and Food Security on the Navajo Nation - Nate Ettsity
Mutual Aid Disaster Relief group
Song Share and Performance - Hannah Mayree, Black Banjo Reclamation Project
Passive Greywater Systems - Brennan Bird, SolutionCraft
Solar Energy 101 with Site Tour - Rex Litwiller
"Unconference" Skill Share - Time to share your passions with likeminded individuals
*** SPECIAL MUSICAL GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED ***
- permaculture, natural building, mycology, dance, community, solar power, water catchment, Lakota
- tent camping
- communal kitchen access
- communally cooked meals
- over 80% locally sourced
- slow: emails only
Located 15 miles south of the Pine Ridge town, on the Pine Ridge Reservation. OLCERI is a ranch and wild horse sanctuary with amenities including an outdoor kitchen with 3 delicious local meals a day provided, compost toilets, solar shower, food forest, walapini greenhouse, and a variety of appropriate technologies in use to interact with.
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