Why are we working to improve Native American children’s health & wellness?
It is projected that Native Americans- nationwide- 1 out of every 2 children will develop diabetes.
Native Americans have…
American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) children have approximately twice the levels of food insecurity, obesity, and Type II diabetes
Approximately 24 percent of American Indians in the United States live below the poverty line
Current estimates suggest that overweight and obesity affects one-third to one-half of AI/AN children
Many reservations have significant food deserts, which are defined as low-income communities without ready access to healthy and affordable food
Resilience is the capacity to restore or recover to a sustainable state; historically a shining trait among Native Americans.
We aim to create solutions to restore a sustainable environment that will support future generations. Our focus is to educate Native youth on culturally appropriate long-term solutions to combat a quickly depleting environment. Aquaponic and hydroponic cultivation methods are some of the solutions we support that are geared toward resilience, food sovereignty, circumventing health disorders and building self-sufficient Native communities.
Thanks to our partners Symbiotic Aquaponic LLC, of Talihina, OK to make Aquaponics more accessible in Indian Country.
“Let’s Grow Together”