The Oglala Lakota Cultural & Economic Revitilization Initiative
As a center for higher indigenous education that uses permaculture practices, our mission is to restore resilience, self-sufficiency, economic independence, and cultural revitalization among the Lakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation while sharing our knowledge and research with other communities seeking assistance.
Through servant leadership, using a traditional 300-year planning model, we will strengthen and empower the people of Pine Ridge and revitalize our culture through practices based on traditional indigenous wisdom.
OLCERI aims to create and host a demonstration site for enduring and sustainable practices rooted in permaculture, holistic land management and the Lakota culture. Adaptable systems including food security, education, natural building and housing, cottage industry, environmental stewardship, historic artifact repatriation and more will be the resource for implementation of programs to serve the Pine Ridge community and beyond.