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Saturday, June 7, 10am-6pm HOOKED ON BOOKS 3918 Maizeland @ Academy, Colorado Springs, CO.  This very special community event is being sponsored by HOOKED ON BOOKS. The owner, Mary Ciletti, will donate 10% of book sales that day toward the purchase of buffalos for the Pine Ridge Reservation. The Gioia Supper Club and Friends will be present and offer the following services for sale: Jim Ciletti, Buffalo Bard, will write personal poetry while-you-wait. Dr. Ann Frank will offer her services as Ask Dr. Ann About Your Life. Diana DiMara and Susan Krassy will be selling buffalo cookies, buffalo bites, buffalo bundt cake and other range delights. Marsha Sterling will donate all the proceeds from the sale of her handmade books. Diana Elmore will assist in reading messages from animal totems. Jontrea Elmore will offer face painting. There will be live music throughout the day: Eddie Three Eagles will play flute. Robert Loewe will play the keyboard. There will be door prizes and a general air of celebration and FUN FUN FUN. Buffalo are purchased through the Adopt-A-Buffalo Campaign, through Village Earth, a not-for-profit organization located in Fort Collins. Why buy buffalo for Pine Ridge? *They help restore the native ecology of the area. They are a ‘keystone’ species that enhance the grasses over time and whose hooves aerate the soil. Other animals return as the land begins to flourish again. *Raising buffalos increases the self-sufficiency of the Lakota families and strengthens the extended family *Buffalos provide sustainable and equitable land utilization. benefit info: Marsha Sterling, 575-0222 buffalo info: [email protected]

Upcoming Courses in the Village Earth/CSU Online Certificate Program in Community-Based Development

Fall I Session

GSLL 1509 – Development and the Politics of Empowerment

Through a careful investigation of the historical applications of development, we will explore the idea that development is an inherently political process and challenge the claim that any development NGO is apolitical. Additionally, we will strive to identify successful methods of community empowerment through political organization.

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Summer II Session

GSLL 1510 – Community-Based Mapping

This course explores theories, ethics, applications, and methods of community-based mapping and its role in participatory learning and action as well as larger processes of integrated community-based development.

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