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Lakota Leaders Receive Training in Participatory Practices at CSU’s International Insitute for Sustainable Development

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Lakota Leaders Receive Training in Participatory Practices at CSU’s International Insitute for Sustainable Development

Calvin White Butterfly, director of the Wounded Knee Tiospaye project, and Gayle Kocer, Director of Badlands RC&D;, recently graduated from a two week intensive training in “Participatory Practices for Sustainable Development.” This training is sponsored by Colorado State University’s “International Institute for Sustainable Development,” a sister organization and training arm of Village Earth. Village Earth provided scholarships to Calvin and Gayle to help advance our collaboration on the Pine Ridge Reservation. (Above: Calvin White Butterfly explaining community-defined boundaries during a mapping exercise) (Above: Participants in the training came from all corners of the globe including India, Pakistan, China, United States, and the Pine Ridge Reservation). Some of the topics covered in this course are comparison of development approaches, basic features of sustainable development, designing a development project, the Village Earth model, community empowerment and mobilization, bottom-up oriented organizational structures, creating resource access structures, identifying and overcoming obstacles to sustainability, selecting appropriate resources, and establishing economic self-sufficiency. To learn more about this training please visit the IISD website at: http://www.colostate.edu/Orgs/IISD/index.htm

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

Fall I Session

GSLL 1518 – Community-Based Food Systems

During this five week course, you will learn about various approaches to building community-based food systems and movements for food justice around the world. Together, we will evaluate successful efforts at food system relocalization and the protection of community food resources, as well as the factors that threaten these efforts.

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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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