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B.U. Students to Volunteer in South Dakota

This spring, some Binghamton University students will be volunteering at a Native American Reservation in South Dakota.
This spring, some Binghamton University students will be volunteering at a Native American Reservation in South Dakota.

Bioengineering Professor George Catalano will lead the trip.

Students from several majors will help support the Pine Ridge Reservation community through the organization Re-Member.

Pine Ridge Reservation is the poorest community in the United States. Many children don't have beds. Some trailers don't have indoor plumbing and aren't weather proofed.

"It's amazing that often the Native Americans are invisible, that you know that was the past and now everybody has acclimated to the new America. Unfortunately, that's not true. There's tremendous poverty in the Indian reservations," said Catalano.

There will also be an event called "An Evening of Peace, Honoring Native Americans." before the group leaves for South Dakota. It will take place Monday April 7th from 7:30 to 9:30 in the Mandela Room at B.U.'s University Union.

The featured speaker will be a clanmother from the Onondaga Nation. There will also be artwork and music.

There is no cost to get in, although donations are accepted.
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