Service, Leadership, and History: A Presentation by South Dakota YMCA of the Seven Council Fires
In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month
Join us to hear from the South Dakota-based YMCA of the Seven Council Fires CEO and Executive Director Andy Corley and Board of Directors Chair Alli Moran as they present on the long-standing relationship between the YMCA and the Lakota Nation which is comprised of Mdewakanton, Wahpekute, Sisitonwan/Sisseton, Wahpetonwan, Ihanktown/Lower Yanktonai, Ihanktowana/Upper Yanktoni, and Titowan. They will also discuss how the YMCA of the Seven Council Fires provides programming in their community along with their partnership with the YMCA National Service Project.
Audience members will receive a cultural presentation from YMCA volunteer and respected elder, and member of the Lakota Nation, Ben Elk Eagle.
In 2022 and 2023, Springfield College students traveled to the YMCA of the Seven Council Fires to participate in the YMCA National Service Project. This project was to build four tiny homes behind the YMCA of the Seven Council Fires to support families in transition and experiencing housing insecurity. YMCA volunteers are currently working to finish this project with two of the four homes near completion.
This event, co-hosted by the Springfield College Office of YMCA Relations and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is free and open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the public.
If you are unable to attend in person, please join via Zoom.
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