Wolakota Official Launch Celebration
Music, conversation, stories, drum circle and a Lakota speaker (from Pine Ridge Reservation).
1 - 7 PM
Come celebrate with us the launch of a unique youth development program! Lakota elder, George Apple, will be travelling from Pine Ridge, South Dakota to provide the keynote address. Learn about how local youth are building relationships with youth on reservations in South Dakota and in the Grand Canyon. Support this unique local organization and learn more about the impact it creates!
Wolakota Youth Programs takes local youth from Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and to the Havasupai Reservation in the Grand Canyon. The mission of Wolakota is simple: Relationships. Transform Lives. It is a unique program that bridges the worlds of youth from different parts of the country, creating connection, fostering meaning, and building relationships. Simply stated, Wolakota means "big friendship." Wolakota Youth Programs is committed to fostering big friendship between Native and non-Native youth, and supporting the transformation these relationships engender.