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Our Programs:

 

- 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)
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Seasonal Programming

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

 

SUMMER (sʔánɫq)

Horse Camp

Mountain Backpacking

Language Camp

Gathering (Berries)

               

FALL (sč̓ʔeý)

Fishing

Hunting

Gathering (Berries, Roots)

Harvest

 

WINTER (sʔístč)

Coyote Stories

Traditional Crafts

Ceremony (Jump Dances)

Morning Dip

 

SPRING (sqépc)

Fishing

Gathering (Bitterroot, Camas, Onions, etc…)    

Medicine Tree

River Honoring

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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.

  • LOVING

  • CARING

  • SHARING

  • GIVING

  • TRUTH