In this article, Kevin Hancock recalls his first trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation and how this journey opened his eyes to life in the tribe. At a time in his life where Kevin was losing the ability to speak, he stumbled upon a tribe of people who had felt that their voices had been lost too. The feeling of being connected, of shared kinship, was reawakened in this time amongst the tribe.
“The point is, what do you want to do with your life? You don’t have to travel thousands of miles to help others, it may be right in front of you. This experience for me has been a call to be connected with myself. There is this energy that has been brought to life within me to help others.” – Kevin Hancock