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June 2017:
Sundance at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary
   

MWHC supported the American Horse/Afraid of Bear Sundance once again.
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December 2016:
Annual Christmas Gift Drive
   

The annual MWHC Christmas Gift Drive took place on December 22, 2016
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December 2016:
Preparing the annual Christmas Gift Drive
   

While preparing the annual Christmas Gift Drive MWHC board members were speechless with excitement when they received 6 boxes of toiletries.

 

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June 2016:
Sundance at the Wild Horse Sanctuary
   

It was Sundance time again and MWHC supported this event like in the past 4 years.
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June 2016:
Donation Request
   

Medicine Wheel Healing Community would like to thank everybody who gave us a LIKE on Facebook! However, we will only be able to keep doing what we are doing as long as we have sufficient funding. Please consider a donation to our non-profit organization. One easy way is to use the link below every time you buy something at Amazon.com. We are a member of AmazonSmile, and a small amount of the purchase price you paid for your Amazon purchase will be donated to Medicine Wheel Healing Community. It means you will have to pay no extra money out of your own pocket to help us. This is the link; please bookmark it in you browser:
http://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-2777061

 
May 2016:
Tilling gardens for families on Pine Ridge Reservation
   


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Also this spring MWHC helped to prepare gardens for families on Pine Ridge Reservation.

Due to organizational problems we unfortunately do not have any pictures this year.

The picture to the left shows the starter plants that are handed out to families who want to grow their own vegetables.

 
December 2015
Christmas Gift Drive
   


Here are some pictures of our 2015 Christmas Bag Drive.
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November 2015:
Request for Donations
   

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Christmas is coming up fast. Please help us to brighten the holidays for some families on Pine Ridge Reservation.
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October 2015:
Giveaway of NASCAR Fan Gear
   


In October Medicine Wheel Healing Community distributed hundreds of clothing items that were donated by ROUSH FENWAY RACING.
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August 2015:
Meat Cutting Work Shop
   

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. In August Medicine Wheel Healing Community sponsored a meat cutting workshop.
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June 2015:
Sundance at the Wild Horse Sanctuary
   

 

Another year, another "Kiddie LIne" at the American Horse / Afraid of Bear Sundance.
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May 2015:
Sweatlodge Ceremonies for Youth
     

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  Spring is finally here and we are continuing with the sweatlodge ceremonies for youth.
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April 2015:
Tilling gardens for families on Pine Ridge Reservation
 

The spring weather this year was again not favorable for putting in gardens. Read more...

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February 2015:
Radio Show
 

Just a reminder: The radio shows on KILI Radio have started. Until March 30th Milo Yellow Hair will present information about vegetable gardening, food production and sustainable living every Monday from 8 - 9 am.
You can listen to it online at Tunein.

We are still asking for donations so we can help Native American families on Pine Ridge Reservation to prepare their own vegetable gardens. Donations can be made through our support page by using PayPal.

 
 
January 2015:
Call for Donations
 

Even though winter has still a tight grip on us we are planning our springtime activities that will help families on Pine Ridge Reservation to prepare their own vegetable gardens. Fresh vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet.
MWHC works with the Slim Buttes AG Project by presenting radio shows on KILI Radio. These weekly programs are hosted by Milo Yellow Hair who presents much information about gardening, food production and sustainable living.

We are asking for donations to help us provide these services to Native American families. Donations can be made through our support page by using PayPal.
 
 
December 2014:
Christmas Bag Drive
 

Medicine Wheel Healing Community held its annual Christmas Bag Drive on December 23, 2014.
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August - October 2014:
Sweatlodge Ceremonies for Youth
 

From August to October 2014 Medicine Wheel Healing Community was organizing sweatlodge ceremonies for youth.
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June 2014:
Sundance at the Wild Horse Sanctuary
   

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Which way to the Kiddie Line?

. Again, MWHC supported the American Horse / Afraid of Bear Sundance.
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May 2014:
Tilling gardens for families on Pine Ridge Reservation
   

It was no easy task this year...
Click here for more details.

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February 2014:
Radio Show about Vegetable Gardening
For the third year in a row Medicine Wheel Healing Community is sponsoring a radio show about vegetable gardening on KILI RADIO. 
Click here for more details.
 
 
January 2014:
Kids learn about Healthy Food Choices
 

Kids learn how to make healthy food choices - the fun way.
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December 2013:
Christmas Bag Drive
   

Also this Christmas MWHC delivered bags filled with fruit, nuts and candies to children and families on Pine Ridge Reservation.

These kids were happy to receive a bag while the dogs were hoping to get their share of the treats...

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September 2013:
Mother Earth Appreciation Inipi/Blessing of the Children Ceremony

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On September 1, 2013 MWHC invited children/youth and their families to participate in a sweat lodge and blessing ceremony. The event was held to bring awareness to the situation of Mother Earth and ask for the blessing of the children as the youngest inhabitants of our planet.
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August 2013:
Tomato Harvest
     
Due to the cool and wet spring the tomatoes took longer to get ripe, but now they are ready to be harvested.   Tomato Harvesting
 
June 2013:
Kids Come First
     
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Also this year MWHC sponsored a "Kiddie Line" at the American Horse / Afraid of Bear Sundance.
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June 2013:
Tilling Gardens for Families on Pine Ridge Reservation
   
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Also this year Medicine Wheel Healing Community sponsored the tilling of vegetable gardens for families on Pine Ridge Reservation. Read more...
 
March 2013:
Radio Show about Gardening
Also this year Medicine Wheel Healing Community is sponsoring a radio show about gardening on KILI RADIO. 
Click here for more details.
 
December 2012:
Supporting youth who strive for education

MWHC gave Gift Cards to ten Native American youth who just entered the Pine Ridge Job Corps south of Chadron, Nebraska. The cards can be used to buy personal items at the local department store. Read more...

 
December 2012:
Christmas Bags Drive
   
On December 24, 2012 MWHC delivered Christmas Bags filled with fruit, nuts and candies to families on Pine Ridge Reservation. youth w bag
 
September 2012:
Eating healthy with Commodities
 
Medicine Wheel Healing Community has just launched a new program called "Eating healthy with Commodities" The purpose of this program is to explain the pros and cons of commodity foods and make suggestions how to complement or prepare these foods for better nourishment. Read more...
 
August 2012:
Vegetable Garden
 
Despite the terrible drought we have been experiencing in our part of the country all summer long, a lot of families were successful in growing vegetables in the gardens we tilled for them in the spring. Here is the picture of a garden near Red Shirt on Pine Ridge Reservation:
 
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And here is the picture of a skilled young gardener:   Boy and squash
     
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June 2012:
Kids Come First

Medicine Wheel Healing Community helped to serve kids first at the feast following the American Horse / Afraid of Bear Sundance by sponsoring a "Kiddie Line".

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Planned Workshop for Cutting and Drying Buffalo Meat
 
 

Medicine Wheel Healing Community in conjunction with the Afraid of Bear family will host a workshop for girls and young women on April 29, 2012. Beatrice Long-Visitor Holy Dance (one of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers) will teach the participants how to properly cut buffalo meat and dry it. This workshop is part of the MWHC efforts to revive traditional Lakota food harvesting and preparation.

 
  Update: We had to postpone this workshop three times now, because the weather was never cooperating, but we keep trying...  
     
     
 

March 2012:
Tilling Gardens for Families on Pine Ridge Reservation

 
     
  On March 27, 2012 Medicine Wheel Healing Community started to till vegetable gardens for families on Pine Ridge Reservation. The goal was to till at least 24 gardens in the Whtiteclay District for growing vegetables.
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March 2012:
Support of the Youth Garden of the Chadron Native American Center

 
     
 
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MWHC board member Tom Cook is helping to prepare the youth garden
 

Medicine Wheel Healing Community is supporting a gardening project of the Chadron Native American Center.

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March 2012:
Radio Show about Gardening
 
     
 

Medicine Wheel Healing Community is sponsoring a radio show about gardening on KILI RADIO .
Click here for more details.

 
     
     
 
February 10, 2012:
Memorial
 
     
 

PrayerMWHC Board member Chief Joe American Horse
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Tom Cook is smudging the memorial table

 

Medicine Wheel Healing Community held a Memorial for their two founding board members who passed away in 2011.

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Christmas 2011
 
     
  Medicine Wheel Healing Community delivered 150 bags with premium fruit, nuts and candy to youth on Pine Ridge Reservation.  
     
 
October 12, 2011:
MWHC Workshop "Bipolar Disorder"
 
 

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MWHC President James Robideau at the workshop

 

Medicine Wheel Healing Community held its first workshop on October 12, 2011 at the Oglala Lakota College. The topic was "Bipolar Disorder and Drug Use & Abuse" with emphasis on cannabis.

According to the panel members and the participants the workshop was a success, as it provided important information on how to work with bipolar youth, especially when substance abuse is also present.

More workshops on different topics are planned for 2012