Pine Ridge.

Pine Ridge.

The Project

The Pine Ridge Reservation, the poorest region in the United States, is home to about 40,000 residents, the majority of them members of the Oglala Sioux nation. Stillpoint Engage is collaborating with elders and community leaders on Pine Ridge, as well as various agencies and organizations to confront unprecedented suicide and substance abuse rates in the community’s youth. After a multi-day listening tour with elders, leaders, and community members, Stillpoint Engage team members are currently researching and exploring various healing modalities rooted in Oglala Sioux traditions to support the creation of robust programs that will strengthen and enhance mental-health service availability and impact on the Pine Ridge Reservation.