To restore the health and balance for all people and our environment by utilizing traditional knowledge and wisdom, respectful land-based practices, ceremonies and a deep understanding of the dynamics and peoples of our communities.
Indigenous Lifeways is working to revitalize and preserve our native languages, traditions and cultures.
Iwikua serves as an educational and cultural resource for community wellness through sustainable food production, physical fitness, and cultural exchange. Our programs benefit our local community on Kaua’i through access to locally grown food and a fitness center, as well as provides an exchange opportunity for young adults to create meaningful shared experiences between our Native Hawaiian youth and other indigenous and tribal
communities. We believe that spiritual and cultural knowledge, physical activity, access to healthy food, and connection to land are integral components of a thriving, well-rounded, and contributing community member.
Our 100% Indigenous board is Cherokee, Maya Mam, Pueblo, Cheyenne, Maya Q’iche, Yaqui, and Gabrielino. We see many of the same threats across borders including extractive industries displacing us and destroying our land & water; violence against Indigenous women, children, & LGBTQTS relatives. We seek to address our mutual struggles through unified approaches & relationships that existed before imposed colonial borders separated us.
Since 2015, KARMA began as a Kellogg Foundation grant within Navajo Technical University (NTU) to support 3D printing and engineering program in K12 schools on Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni Nations. In 2020, KARMA concluded its Kellogg grant and incorporated as a nonprofit 501 (c) 3. KARMA continues to support K12 development in Native communities focusing on STEM related fields such as 3D printing, coding, robotics, media, and virtual reality.
Keres Children’s Learning Center (KCLC) strives to reclaim our children’s education and honor our heritage by using a comprehensive cultural and academic curriculum to assist families in nurturing Keres-speaking, holistically healthy, community minded, and academically strong students.
The Keres Children’s Learning Center (KCLC) is a Keres-language revitalization school that uses an intergenerational approach to immersion and dual language with Montessori pedagogy to give our children (ages 0 –18) the best of both worlds—an opportunity for children to learn through their heritage language of Keres while simultaneously accessing an academic curriculum that challenges their intellect and values their whole being.
Since 1992, Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (KBC) has been a national leader in Native media. Based in Anchorage, Alaska, with a production center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we are the primary producer of Native programming for the entire public radio system.
KBC’s award-winning national radio programs include Native America Calling, a live call-in show; the National Native News daily report; and Indigefi, the weekly program of contemporary Native music.
KNBA 90.3 FM in Anchorage is the first Native station in an urban market. KNBA provides local and regional programming including news, public affairs and music, with an online stream at knba.org.
Lakota Youth Development since 1992, helps youth reclaim cultural connections. Reclamation helps youth be healthy and grounded in self-identity. Over 7,050 Youth form leadership and entrepreneurial skills in our programs. Our 10-acre campus on ancestral homelands helps refine prairie restoration projects, with winged, four-legged and root relatives.
LYD helps youth rise through Wolakota. We offer experiential evidence based; cultural retreats, youth led societies and social enterprises including apprenticeships. Our focus is language, culture, and spirituality. Culture is prevention to addictions. Our approach is a multi-generational and strengths-based, providing a sacred, safe space to grow skills and passions raising successful adults