During winter service week, eight students and JUSTICE grant administrator, Patty Waters, journeyed to the Ndakinna Education Center, just outside of Saratoga Springs, NY. Ndakinna is situated on the Marion F. Bruchac Nature Preserve and is a short drive away from Adirondack State Park. While at the center, the group was hosted by James Bruchac, wilderness guide and director of the center. For more information on James, click here.
Like all of Campus Ministry’s service-immersion experiences, the Ndakinna experience was based upon the cornerstones of simplicity, solidarity, social justice and spirituality. This winter service week site focuses primarily on learning about Northeast Native American history and culture, storytelling, nature awareness, land stewardship, basic wilderness survival and animal tracking. More about the Ndakinna Education Center’s offerings are available at www.ndakinnacenter.org.
Additional information about this or other service immersion experiences are available through Campus Ministry.
Submitted by: Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president, academic affairs