Just like a building needs a strong, stable foundation to last, soil also requires a solid base to grow the plants necessary to feed and clothe the world’s population. Indigenous agriculture techniques have understood this principal since time immemorial, but now modern agriculture is catching up.
Through a partnership with the national nonprofit Fund for Teachers, the Tulsa Community Foundation and the Oklahoma Tribal Alliance, the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence receives bridge funding to administer professional development to teachers like Tribal member Nathalie Lee.
Tribal member Brandon Bourassa, along with his wife Gwyn, own and operate Bourassa Wildlife Consulting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The couple serves as animal consultants on TV and movie sets across the state.
There are five primary love languages: words of affirmation, acts of service, gifts, quality time and physical touch. When you speak your child’s love language accurately, you fill their “love tank” and increase their feelings of being both accepted and loved.
Anishinabe Design focuses on restoring and rehabilitating tribally owned or culturally significant structures. Lockstone said the goal of creating a new purpose from a space that already exists aligns with Native customs and traditions.
Tribal member and Oklahoma State University student Lauren Anderson took matters into her own hands to help children in OKDHS custody in worn out or ill-fitting shoes and started the nonprofit Foster Feet.