My dear friends. This post comes as a recap for the extraordinary experience Mary had (and with her we did too) the past week during the 46th annual Founder’s Week at Sinte Gleska, which lasted a week from 25th to 31st January. During this time Mary was around, learned herself much more on what she knew about this great community and also had a teaching lesson herself. Because we do not have official photos for an official event I did some screencaptures from the livestream that Sinte Gleska University so kindly provided for us to follow. I encourage you to go to their Youtube Page and watch those videos because it’s really an incredible expierence, I myself did and enjoyed, and also visit their website at www.sintegleska.edu
On day 6, that was, possibly the most exciting for her, during which Mary was honored by Sinte Gleska University with a beautiful and meaningful plaque that says “Through your values and knowledge of the people, you have stood strong for the people. From the Sicangu people, we thank you wholeheartedly” and different star quilts among which one patterned with Green Bay Packers colors and symbol, for the wonderful fangirl she is of them and a honoring song for her. You can watch the video here and read more in dept about the honoring ceremony at MaryCares.
It was a very great experience, for Mary surely, but also for many of us who followed it live too, learnt so much about the Sicangu Lakota People, and for this we want and have to thank Mary and Mary Cares for bringing this up close to our hearts.