Dates: January 8-19, 2013
Cost: $1,750 (Subject to change)
Cost includes all transportation from Gettysburg campus to and from project sites, accommodations, meals, and project supplies. Airfare costs have been estimated in the total cost. If the actual cost of airfare is less than the estimate, all savings will be passed along to the participants.
This project is a fascinating experience for those interested in Native American history, culture, traditional and contemporary spirituality, art, health, education, environmental issues, political systems, and technological influences. Participants will gain first hand knowledge of the San Carlos Apaches through living with host families, meeting with leaders on the reservation, serving in offices and schools, and hiking to historic sites.
This immersion project is unique because students can preference a field of interest to explore through service placements. Options include:
Unique experiences are available for participants interested in education and/or working with children. Participants will have the chance to work with Native American children and see how the schools try to balance state and federal educational goals while also teaching native traditions and history. Educational sites include two elementary schools and a local day care.
Environmental issues are important to the Apache people. In years past, participants have worked with San Carlos EPA to take surveys, Recreation and Wildlife Department in counting wildlife, and with the Tribal Archaeologist to collect and move artifacts for future analysis.
The San Carlos Apache strive to break the history of diabetes, alcoholism, and suicide that has plagued their reservation. Past participants have worked with various health centers to advocate for better health conditions and counseling for those suffering from suicide thoughts.
WINTER BREAK TRIPS
Civil Rights Movement:
Alabama - $1,000
Native American Living:
San Carlos - $1,750
SPRING BREAK TRIPS
Gulf Coast Rebuilding:
New Orleans - $1,100
Leon Nicaragua - $1,525
AIDS in America: NYC - $800
Adams County - $250