Strengthens Indigenous identity by revitalizing cultural lifeways, creativity, and connection with a focus on community organizing.
Community Vitality supports projects that are rooted in relationship to land, healing, cultural revitalization and knowledge sharing, and the weaving of intergenerational kinships, honoring elder and youth relationships, and nurturing cultural transmission strategies. The following pathways amplify projects culturally grounded practices and social justice:
Traditional Foodways bring vitality, food sovereignty, food security, and support for subsistence food strategies to our communities.
Community-Based Healing rooted in traditional health and healing, community wellness and ceremonial practices.
Language Revitalization and Creative Expression strengthens cultural identity and intergenerational learning; tribal language revitalization, communications, and fluency, creativity, and arts development, and builds community cohesion.
Traditional Wisdom and Cultural Knowledge Sharing practices which restore Indigenous identities, knowledge systems and practices, cultural mapping and curriculum development, and culturally rooted leadership development.
This work continues to grow with Community Vitality supporting Indigenous-centered movements.