Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Rosebud, South Dakota
Elders project: Mapping the Richness of the Sicangu Oyate
The Rosebud Elderly Advisory Council is concerned that younger generations are losing touch with valuable traditional wisdom of the Sicangu people in using the many plants indigenous to their homelands for food, cultural and medicinal purposes. Their project involves plant research, interpretation and documentation, including proper Lakota plant names, using field technicians and consultation with Elders to preserve the knowledge and uses of over 400 plant species, for the health and wellbeing of current and future generations.