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Photos by Linda Crider, director of marketing and communications
Pine Ridge community gathers together to plan a sustainable future
By the Tanka team

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The kickoff meeting to discuss the new sustainable planning grant recently awarded to Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation took place Jan. 12 at Oglala Lakota College near Kyle, SD, on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

The slideshow above is a series of photos Linda Crider, Tanka Bar's director of marketing and communications, took during the meeting. More than 100 people attended the meeting and represented a variety of federal agencies and community members and organizations.

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Opening words from Executive Director of Thunder Valley CDC, Nick Tilsen

The Huffington Post wrote a feature on this venture which you can read here: Pine Ridge Rising: Community-Based Development Project Gets Underway

Birgil Kills Straight shares his wisdom

To learn more about this grant and the 18-member steering committee, read Oglala Lakota seeks sustainable future with HUD grant

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