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, horse whispering, 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
Michael Alcazar, 1 Million Trees 4 Haiti - Indigenous Phenology, Carbon Farming and the Perennial Economy
Brennan Bird, Solutioncraft - Free energy cooking and food preservation technology. www.solutioncraft.org
and others TBA
MUSIC, ART, COMMUNITY
COMMUNITY STEWARDS STIPEND PROGRAM
The stipend program invites Lakota locals to join as paid workshop students, gaining valuable skills to continue these strategies in their community. Your ticket price supports the community stewards stipend program.
- 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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