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SOTS-4Winds Indigenous Garden Summer Associates, Denver, CO
The consequence of over two centuries of US colonizing policy is that nearly 70% of Native people have been displaced from their traditional territories and now live in urban areas, such as Denver, and in the bottom of every socio-economic indicator in the US. To promote American Indian resilience, Four Winds provides a community stronghold for Natives to express our spiritual, cultural, environmental and political identity. Four Winds continues to nurture a community where the Native community participates in projects that include Native youth, the homeless population, women’s leadership and empowerment, two-spirit peoples, liberation direct action, decolonization of food and traditional ecological knowledge, and physical wellness programs. Our indigenous garden is thriving and growing pesticide free and GMO-free produce. The garden produces indigenous superfoods that may prevent early symptoms of obesity, cancer, diabetes, and liver and heart diseases. We are encourage healthy sustainable life ways through our hands on workshops, informational and visual presentations to connect with the natural world. We have faced lack of funding, however, to hire staff, to hire Native members of our community to grow and maintain our Indigenous Permaculture garden, and to maintain the buildings.
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Member Duties : ¿ Assistance in providing workshop instruction to youth for the Indigenous Permaculture Garden Project. Assisting with garden maintenance, composting, constructing raised gardens, direct seeding, harvesting, mulching, organizing supplies/tools/materials, planting, soil preparation, transplanting, watering, and weeding. ¿ VISTA Summer Associates will organize food workshops, utilizing the garden grown produce, to increase knowledge and understanding of healthy eating and the preparation meals. Youth will learn how to decolonize their diets to understand the benefits of Indigenous nutrition foods. ¿ Assisting by setting up and taking down workshops, facilitating small maintenance projects in the main building such as deep cleaning the kitchen and painting. ¿ Summer Associates will participate in the Tallbull Pine Ridge youth camp, on June 21-28, 2019 chaperoning/mentoring youth, facilitating ice breaker activities, helping with food prep/cooking, set up/take down camp.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Homelessness ,  Environment ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Tribal ,  Hunger ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Business/Entrepreneur ,  Team Work ,  Environment ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  First Aid ,  Community Organization ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership . 
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SOTS-4Winds Indigenous Garden Summer Associates, Denver, CO

Program Start/End Date
06/03/2019  -   08/09/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Accepting Applications
From  05/10/2019  To  05/24/2019 

Contact Shannon Francis
1290 N Williams St
Denver   CO   80218
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 89197