at Pine Ridge

Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

Solve at Pine Ridge is a two-day gathering on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota to celebrate and uplift innovation across Indian Country. This event will highlight the 2019 MIT Solve Indigenous Communities Fellows and their projects, which blend traditional knowledge with technology to create sustainable economic development and resiliency through conserving natural and cultural resources. 

Join the 2019 Indigenous Communities Fellows, MIT staff & faculty, Fellow alumni, tribe members, students, and leaders from other cross-sector organizations this fall. Throughout these two days, we will encourage knowledge exchange and build partnerships for native-led projects—from beekeeping to regenerative agriculture to Indigenous fine arts. 

This event is free and open to the community. To learn more, get in touch with Solve at fellows@solve.mit.edu

Thanks and appreciation in advance to the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Racing Magpie, The Bush Foundation, and Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation.

Logistics:

  • Nearest Airport City: Rapid City (RAP)
  • Welcome Reception
    October 4, 2019 | 6-8PM
    Racing Magpie 406 5th St. Rapid City, SD 57701
  • Main Event
    October 5, 2019 | 12-7PM
    Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation 290 Empowerment Dr. Porcupine, SD 57772

For more information about the origin of the Fellowship program and inaugural Fellow cohort, please see above video. 

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