These eight young men from Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota are members of the Seventh Generation of Oglala Lakota. They are direct descendants of Crazy Horse. In this special presentation, they will share their stories of spiritual tradition, environmental activism, and Crazy Horse’s prophecy that the world will return to balance in the era of their generation. Their spiritual guide and sun dance chief, Rick Gray Grass, will accompany them to this presentation.
There will also be a Lakota Smudge Ceremony. The Lakota men will perform this sacred, traditional ceremony. As water protectors themselves, their purpose on campus will be to honor the work of local environmentalists and fellow water protectors. They will additionally honor Mother Earth.
Colorado Mountain College hosts speakers in the interest of facilitating open discussion and learning.