Supporting education and innovation.
Each May, we begin to plant, garden and feed the community through building and maintaining garden boxes at elders homes, encouraging the community to provide for themselves. We work to engage the youth and elders by teaching traditional gardening practices, allowing them to spend time with elders. We hope to find Elders who have knowledge of horticultural/agricultural/economical practices, to share traditional stories and wisdom. This way we can send the youth and elders home with fresh vegetables.
Sundance Archer from SSV, a registered contractor, will train young men and women to work on houses. Community members will contribute what they can and any income goes towards people who can't afford supplies in the community. This creates day labor for young men or women on the Reservation as well as skill training.
We work to empower the Youth in each district to tell their own stories of beauty and connection to the earth and struggles and hardships. Youth can focus on getting to know their elders and preserving their culture, traditions and language while the older youth can focus on real issues happening in their communities.