2014 Alternative Break Trip – Zero Week, Monday June 16th to Friday June 20th
Exploring Cultural Engagement, Policy Issues, & Community Wellbeing: Warm Springs, Oregon
Trip Cost: $75 (includes 4 dinners & 1 lunch)
Discover various factors impacting cultural engagement, tribal policy and community well being in Warm Springs by exploring elements of tribal governance, food sourcing, and community and cultural activities. Through educational sessions and direct service work, we will explore community gardens and sustainability, tribal government and jurisprudence, economic development and social and cultural events that all impact the livability of the Warm Springs area. During our trip activities will likely include educational sessions covering a wide range of topics related to tribal life, challenges, and solutions. Some opportunities include working on landscaping at a senior living facility, working at a community garden, hiking on the reservation, learning about the services and programs put on by OSU Extension for the community, and visiting the Museum at Warm Springs. We will be visiting with the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation, home to the Warm Springs, Wasco, and Paiute tribes, the Warm Springs Reservation is inhabited by nearly 4,000 tribal members, most of whom live in or around the town of Warm Springs.
This trip will be run as a collaboration between Intercultural Student Services and the Center for Civic Engagement; this program will include students that are a part of the International Indigenous Policy Course and interested at large students.
Note: Lodging will be the Kahneeta Resort & Spa. Trip fee includes transportation, lodging, 1 lunch, and 4 dinners that will be prepared and shared together as a group. You will be responsible for your meals on travel days as well as for purchasing materials for meals not provide. There will be a space available to prepare breakfast, pack a lunch, and cook dinner. Learn more about lodging accommodations here.
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