Helpful Resources Important to our Mission
Below is a wealth of information that may help further our education and understanding of the means and methods needed to provide earth-based healing. Through teaching and learning from the wisdom of the elders and traditions of native peoples along with modern science, we will be able to promote health and healing of individuals and the community, increase food sovereignty and sustainability, and prepare ourselves, our children, and our children’s children for the future. Please bookmark this page for future reference.
Permaculture and Food Sustainability
Traditional way of cooking a whole animal: BBQ. Barbacoa is a traditional way of cooking a whole animal underground. Watch the process of smoking and steaming a goat (wrapped in Maguey leaves) for seven hours in the mountains of Hidalgo, Mexico.
Metis Cookbook. Muntrie berries and Tanami apples, Kutjera and Wattleseed: this is the true cuisine of this country.
Traditional Native American Farmers Association Learn how to build a traditional oven.
First Nations Development Institute’s work in Native food systems, including with Santo Domingo Pueblo, Cochiti Pueblo and the Institute of American Indian Arts, all in New Mexico
Indigenous Healing & Knowledge
Native-Owned Herbal Shops
Native Scholarships for learning food and plants for Medicine.
Emergency Preparedness & Resilience
The City of Eugene, City of Springfield, and University of Oregon are working together to build a culture of preparedness in our community. Increasing our overall disaster resilience is the responsibility of every community member. By providing tools and resources to our community members, we are working toward one goal – overall disaster preparedness.
Community Emergency Response Team. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.