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Making Positive Changes

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Each spring, the seniors at Red Cloud prepare to graduate and take the next step in their education.  It’s always astounding to hear them speak about their dreams for their future.  Some are interested in becoming health care professionals, to provide quality care to those in...

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Red Cloud Senior Finds Her Voice & Follows Her Dream

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The school year at Red Cloud Indian School is slowly coming to an end.  The 2018 graduating class has a total of 46 graduating seniors that are all preparing for the next chapter in their lives, with 95% of them beginning college in the fall.  The staff is very proud to say that their...

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Exciting Pine Ridge Statistics 2016-17

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Throughout the 2016-17 school year, Red Cloud Indian School made a huge impact on its students: 800+ families were served 95% of the class of 2017 will be going on to post-secondary education 1 member of the class of 2017 will be serving in the Armed Forces Recent graduates will be...

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Reflection and Thank You

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The service trip to Pine Ridge as a whole was incredible. God was seen in the gratitude of the kids at the school, the small, helpful actions of team members, the desire of those who asked questions and contributed to group discussions on devotions, the awesome creations of South Dakota’s...

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Packing for Home

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Waking up this Thursday morning, packed bags and used bed sheets start making their way to the hallway. Quiet voices start filling the comfortable living unit we’ve lived in for the past several days. As the team starts greeting ‘good mornings’ to each other and helping one...

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The Prodigal Saw

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On Wednesday afternoon when we were working to clear the brush piles, David noticed he was missing his orange saw. No one could recall when they saw it last or who was using it. After David, Britney, and Luke looked for 45 minutes without any luck and hope seemed lost, I decided to wander off...

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Dead Trees and Yellow Paint

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Wednesday morning was a quiet one. The day before was our first work day at Our Lady of Lourdes school. That night we had stayed up late playing hide-and-go-seek in the dark in the guest quarters we are staying in. The set time to leave for the school was 8 am. However, alarm clocks don’t...

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Clearing the Ditch

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We finally got out to the school, Our Lady of Lourdes where we are helping out this week. We arrived around 8:30 am. Once arriving at the school, we headed to the cafeteria where we were able to join the students for breakfast. It was really cool to see the joy these kids have for learning and...

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Exploring Pine Ridge

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There we stood, looking out across the prairie. This was the spot where over 100 Native Americans and 25 Americans were killed during the Wounded Knee Massacre. It all started when one shot was discharged while American troops were taking the weapons from a tribe led by Chief Big Foot. Chaos...

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Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse

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On the third day of our trip, we woke up to our first full day in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. After breakfast, we headed off to Mount Rushmore. On the way, we saw a lot of beautiful scenery including mountains, wildlife, and vast fields. We saw horses, prairie dogs, cows, and an antelope. Once we...

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