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Hi Everyone,

Kiksuya Student Organization will be showing the new award winning independent film, NEITHER WOLF NOR DOG, based on the best-selling novel by Kent Nerburn. This showing will be at 6PM on March 22, in Landrum 110.  We are asking for a $5 donation at the door to help support our very large group of 2017 volunteers, planning to travel to Cheyenne River reservation this May to do housing work.  Please tell family, friends, students and colleagues about this event. Here is the description of this wonderful new film:

"A white writer is summoned by a Lakota elder who asks him to write a book about his perspective. After a blundering false start, he is kidnapped and sucked into a road trip through the Native American landscape. Stopping off at key landmarks the elder and his companion try to educate him in their ways, without falling prey to white men's guilt-ridden cliches of glorifying an indigenous race."

Thanks everyone. We hope to see you at the film! 

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Description

Kiksuya Student Organization/First Nations serves the Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Indian Reservations in South Dakota. Members work to raise awareness in our local communities about issues facing Native American people. We raise funds to support self-help projects on the reservations, providing building supplies, propane, books, bedding, and other items, as needed. The organization also trains selected representatives who will periodically travel to do volunteer work on the reservations, including housing repair and construction, organic gardening, and/or work with children and youth. KSO is committed to support the health and well-being of its members, stressing healthy choices in the way we eat, live, work, play and interact with each other and with the communities we serve. We respect core Lakota values including humility, compassion, generosity,
and perseverance, and we strive to practice these values in our lives and work.

Category

Community Service

Purpose or Mission Statement

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Kiksuya Student Organization/First Nations serves the Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Indian Reservations in South Dakota. Members work to raise awareness in our local communities about issues facing Native American people. We raise funds to support self-help projects on the reservations, providing building supplies, propane, books, bedding, and other items, as needed. The organization also trains selected representatives who will periodically travel to do volunteer work on the reservations, including housing repair and construction, organic gardening, and/or work with children and youth. KSO is committed to support the health and well-being of its members, stressing healthy choices in the way we eat, live, work, play and interact with each other and with the communities we serve. We respect core Lakota values including humility, compassion, generosity,
and perseverance, and we strive to practice these values in our lives and work.

Date of Establishment

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Apr 1, 2007

Meeting Location

Landrum 207

Contact Email for Inquiries

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President Name

Zachary Jent

President's Email Address
Vice President or Co-President

Brooklyn Butler

Vice President or Co-President Email Address
Faculty/Staff Advisor

Nicole Grant