One man is on a mission to inspire young people to pursue careers in science and technology. The historic preservation officer for the Flandreau Santee-Sioux Tribe says he’s working for the future.
Garrie Kills-A-Hundred does a lot of his work with drones and ground-penetrating radar.
The technology uses electric pulses to let people detect what’s beneath the surface.
Kills-a-Hundred has used the radar with First Presbyterian Church in Flandreau to look for unmarked graves at the cemetery. The church can then put up a monument to mark the grave instead of leaving it lost underground. Accurate locations also prevent the church from accidentally digging up a grave in the future.
Kills-A-Hundred is working with young tribal members to teach some of this technology.
“Because of the social pathologies that we have on the reservation, I think that the one thing we have to address this is through as many different ways as we can. And science and technology is going to be one of them,” he said.