Instructor’s Name: Kareem Aal

Students will visit and camp out at Pipestone National Monument. The Lakota and Dakota tribes still use to quarry and it is considered a sacred site. One of its interesting characteristics is that it has been considered neutral territory for hundreds of years. Therefore one must ‘lay down there arms’ before entering. Students will explore what defines a sacred site while considering what ‘weapons’ they need to lay down in order to enter it.

Theme: Undecided as of now

Geared toward ages: 11-14

    Seminar Title: ‘In the Light of Reverence’

Discussion Topics: Sacred Spaces, Neutrality, Differing Perspectives of Land Use

Outside Opportunity: Field Study