Ministry Continues at Pine Ridge Currently, we are delivering snacks and activities to the kids twice a week. We plan to deliver full meals to the families twice a month starting in August, 2020. We are preparing the basement of the Presbytery church to use for Kids Time once we are able to meet in person. Thanks to a couple of generous donations we are clean, painting, and decorating the basement. New furniture and toys are being ordered. We hope to surprise the kids with the new space. Kids Time: Normally, Kids Time takes place at the center every Tuesday-Friday from 4-6pm. All children potty-trained and older are welcome to come and participate in structured activities (crafts, games, etc) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, a meal on Thursdays, and indoor and outdoor free play on Fridays. We hope to create a safe and welcoming environment where kids are known and loved and can find support and healthy role models as they grow. Pre-teen Time: Pre-teen time is for children nine and up. The Pre-teens meet once a week for lunch and age appropriate activities including spiritual formation with both Traditional Lakota Spirituality and Christianity, life/coping skills, learning opportunities, youth exchange programs, and more. In the coming years we hope to see a Teen/Young Adult program developing. Takoje Wachi Oyate (Grandchildren’s Dance Society): The Grandchildren's Dance Society provides opportunities for the children who attend Kids Time and Pre-teen time to learn about Traditional Lakota Dancing and get to practice the different dances and aspects of a Traditional Powwow. Approximately once a month the dancers visit the Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home and put on a powwow for the elders.
Pine Ridge Reconciliation Center
51 East Highway 18 PO Box 862 Pine Ridge, SD 57770 Phone: 605-867-5262