Every year, a community of indigenous Lakota people set off on an over 400 mile horseback journey from Sedalia, Colorado to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The journey is organized by the Tipi Raisers – a volunteer group with the mission of spreading the wisdom, culture and traditions of Native people, while raising funds to help improve the quality of life on Lakota reservations.
The purpose of the Ride, which is at the core of the Tipi Raisers’ mission, is to bring Lakota and non-Lakota People together through shared experiences – promoting cultural exchange, understanding, reconciliation, and friendship among our communities.
The Ride also serves as an important fundraiser to support the Tipi Raisers; ongoing initiatives:
- Year-round, humanitarian projects on the Pine Ridge Reservation – providing much needed food, clothing and shelter.
- The Gen7Youth Leadership program
- Native culture presentations – sharing indigenous wisdom off the reservation.
The Tipi Raisers invite anyone to join them on the Lakota Ride (whether riding or not) – camping, caring for the horses, and supporting the riders. Riders and Supporters are asked to launch their own Peer to Peer Fundraiser but anyone interested can do so as well.
To learn more about the Lakota Ride’s stop in Cherry Hills Village on SUNDAY, July 14th at 4pm, visit our EVENT PAGE
Watch a video about this amazing journey HERE.
And learn more about how you can get involved HERE: