- Are designed to connect youth to land, tradition, self and others.
- Utilize an experiential learning model.
- Are intended to empower, strengthen, and inspire generations of strong-healthy snkʷsqelixʷ (people), with each generation becoming progressively healthier.
- Follow the cycles of the Salish Medicine Wheel.
“…There are currently nearly 4,000 children in the state’s foster care system. Forty percent of these children are Native American, while the Native population in this state is less than 8%.” (Meyers, 2020)
Target age range: 0-18 yrs (Dependent on program)
FOCUS: Connection to place, Awareness of self, Identity formation, Awareness of others,
Traditional Values, Traditional Knowledge,
Experiential Learning through group and individual mistakes and successes
Gathering (Berries, Roots)
Ceremony (Jump Dances)
Gathering (Bitterroot, Camas, Onions, etc…)
Land as Place
We help children to know the land again.
Our seasonal camps with traditional activities and teachings offer a place where youth create their own stories and legacies, where respect for one another is common, where the connection with all living things is sacred.
Our experiential learning model expresses the core values of our Salish Medicine Wheel.