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The Thunder Valley Community Development Corp. is working to build sustainable housing on the reservation.
The Thunder Valley Community Development Corp. is working to build sustainable housing on the reservation.
May 13, 2016

Smithsonian to Feature Pine Ridge's Thunder Valley Project

A housing and community initiative described as "Lakota culture materialized in a built environment" will be featured at the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt museum in New York City, reports Native Sun News

The Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation's Regenerative Plan is an eco-friendly, climate change adaptable community being built on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. After developing a master plan with community members and partners in architecture, design and planning, Thunder Valley CDC broke ground on its Regenerative Plan community in June 2015. 

The project is one of 60 that will be featured at the Cooper Hewitt museum from Sept. 30, 2016, through Feb. 26, 2017. The By the People: Designing a Better America exhibit examines how design is challenging social and economic inequality across America.

Read more about Pine Ridge on the Black Hills Knowledge Network

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