Project Name: ‘The Plants that Nourish Us’
Lead Agency: ‘The Plants that Nourish Us,’ a DreamMaker Project of the Ink People Center for the Arts
Project Description: Our project empowers native youth with positive traditional culture experiences, traditional ecological knowledge, and outings to traditional homelands. Our community activities are designed to encourage resiliency, self-respect, knowledge, skills, and abilities. The connection we make between native youth, plant knowledge, and native languages provides culturally relevant, healthy alternatives, and relief from the pressures of stimulant, opioid, and other substance misuse. We revitalize youth participation in traditional activities, art, and science. Food sovereignty, health, self-worth, cultural appreciation, and expression all disrupt and counter the physical and mental health issues linked with substance misuse and addiction. We focus on youth of the Round Valley Indian Tribes.
Name: Perry Lincoln
Agency: ‘The Plants that Nourish Us’ a DreamMaker Project of the Ink People Center for the Arts