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SOTS - Pawnee Nation Summer Associates, Pawnee, OK
 
 
 
The food system is a major factor affecting the health of individuals and communities. While a myriad of factors contribute to types and amounts of food consumed, the food environment, including limited access to healthy foods and high access to unhealthy foods, con influence food choices and impact diet-related health outcomes such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Food access can be divided into three main categories, including informational (nutrition and cooking knowledge), economic (poverty, food prices) and geographic (distance to healthy food retails). The main barrier to eating more healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables, was the price, followed by time limitations to buy and prepare fresh food, availability of fresh food, the quality of fresh food, and the distance to a grocery store with fresh food. Our proposed summer program will target the three main categories and design activities that our main barriers to eating more healthy foods has identified in our Pawnee Nation Food Sovereignty Survey.
 
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Member Duties : 1. Involvement and assistance in providing instruction of Pawnee Seed Preservation Project/TERO Activities with Youth participants who are 18-24 years old. 2. Assisting in maintaining TERO/Pawnee Nation College green house, orchards, & gardens. This includes propagation, transplanting, direct seeding, constructing new gardens, mixing soil, fertilizing orchards, and gardens, & organizing supplies, tools, and materials. 3. Assisting in the development of the Pawnee Nation departments by providing office support, painting, cleaning, & set-up. 4. Assisting in the Summer cultural camp, Vacation Bible School meal programs, and activities involved during Homecoming DHCS events & the Wichita Visitation (set-up, monitor & clean up after activities during these events). 5. Assisting in Pawnee Nation College Plant Research with Oklahoma State University technical advisors involved in implementation of science-based agriculture joint grant that will utilize Pawnee Seed Preservation Project seeds.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Environment ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Tribal . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Environment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
SOTS - Pawnee Nation Summer Associates, Pawnee, OK

Program Start/End Date
05/29/2018  -   08/07/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OKLAHOMA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/21/2018  To  05/25/2018 

Contact Shannon Francis
8671 Wolff Ct
Westminster   CO   80031
7204568251
sfrancis@spiritofthesun.org
www.pawneenation.org/
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80205


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