Educator Professional Development

Interdisciplinary Team Involvement with the Pine Ridge Reservation located in Southwestern South Dakota

Crazy Horse.An interdisciplinary approach (education, public health, medical) to family well-being in the educational setting

Dates TBD

Potential educational activities:

  1. Preliminary cultural orientation: Oglala Sioux Tribe (Lakota Sioux)
  2. Daily interaction with Oglala Sioux Tribal representatives and other community leaders and citizens of Pine Ridge, S.D.
  3. Small group and large group discussions with Wisconsin and South Dakota Interdisciplinary team
  4. Field trips
  5. Cultural events
  6. Celebration dinner

Wacantognaka, the Lakota word for generosity, means to contribute to the well-being of one’s people and all life by sharing and giving freely.

Date/Location: July 18-23, 2010; Pine Ridge, South Dakota (Southwestern part of the State)
Travel: Round Trip via chartered bus; La Crosse-Pine Ridge-La Crosse
Format: To have 10 education professionals working with up to 10 public health professionals and undergraduate and graduate community health/public health candidates
Fee: $695 includes transportation, meals, lodging and activities listed above
Wisconsin Teaching Standards: #1, #9 and #10


  1. CEUs or CECHs for CHES-certified participants (included with fee)
  2. One academic credit* option available ($180 additional tuition fee)

*A $15 Registration Fee/semester and a $2/credit D2L (Desire2Learn) Fee is assessed to all undergraduate and graduate students each semester.

The tuition plateau does not apply to students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate credit courses through the  Office of Continuing Education and Extension.

Registration for the event encouraged by Friday, May 28th. Deposit of $200 required at the time of registration. Remainder of fee to be paid by Wednesday, June 30th. At least one pre-trip orientation session to be set up in June.

Printable Brochure with Map of Pine Ridge, South Dakota (2 page PDF)

To Register:
Continuing Education Registration, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
205 Morris Hall, 1725 State St., La Crosse, WI 54601
608.785.6508 or
Participant cancellation request in writing: Fee will be refunded through July 5th, less a $50 processing fee.

For Questions About the Experience:
Dr. G.D. Gilmore, Professor and Director, Graduate Community Health Programs, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
608.785.8163 or

For Credit Option Contact:
Briana Meuer, Credit Coordinator, 608.785.6513 or
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
C-I 796, Section 733, Teacher Education
HED 495/595, Section 733, Community Health