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OYATE WICOZANI (Healing the Communty)


Oyate Wicozani and Village Earth recently hosted a organic composting workshop facilitated by John Anderson and Lauren Dittman. Oyate Wicozani is a community-based organization that brings together community leaders, activists, and academics from the reservation who share a common vision of healing and community-based empowerment. The goal of this group in the next year, with support from the Archibald Bush Foundation, will be to develop a model for Lakota governance to strengthen culturally-based institutions and empower the grassroots to serve a greater role in transforming their communities. Gardening will be used as a focus for mobilizing community participation and action in the coming months. John Anderson is a Master Gardener and Master Composter based in Fort Collins, Colorado whose done consulting and workshops on his craft across the country. He can be reached via email at [email protected].

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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