Indigenous Life Ways

Indigenous Lifeways

Literacy Spheres


About the Program

ILW has the opportunity to build our concept of "Literacy Spheres";  Cultural Intergenerational Trauma; Financial, Energy/Climate Change, and Food Literacy. Each Sphere addresses each concept from an indigenous cultural perspective which will work to build a family of networks that creates solutions to communities of color facing  disparities. This will be done by providing organizational capacity building via a network leadership development curriculum within the each Literacy Spheres Through this, current and future leaders will be shown how to utilize traditional knowledge, wisdom and ceremonies as they guide their organizations to build networks, with an eye towards movement building within, and between Tribal and non-Tribal organizations.


Food. Culture. Financial. Energy/Climate Change. Intergenerational Trauma

ILW truthly believes that once a person is able to experience our Literacy spheres training they begin the pathway to healing. Each Sphere recognizes the traumas indigenous peoples have experienced and also recognizes ways to heal.

Indigenous Truth Telling Project Collaboration

During the last few years ILW and Truth Telling Project have join together to help community members get through voices and exprerieces heard through video which ultimately with help our community heal through stories. We currently have stories ranging from enviornmental racism, bording school trauma, at risk youth, gun violence. Contact us if you would like your story to be heard.

Here is a link for more information about our collaboration.  Take a look at more Truth Telling Project Videos on ou

Summer Camps And Frontline Support



Youth Wellness

The intent of our Wellness programs is to promote a healthy lifestyle for all ages that is based on indigenous beliefs. Our topics include Dine Farming, healthy food demonstrations, importance of water, storytelling, and physical fitness. 

Resiliency Camp

The camp will focus on ways of becoming resilient to modern day difficulties that Indigenous people endure. Being mentally, physically, and spiritually aware of your surrounds is the essence of indigenous survival. Topics that will be discussed and explored will include, Self-Defense, Food as Medicine, Art as Activism, Dine Morning Teachings, Lakota Sweat Lodge, Jemez Traditional Games and various inter-tribal teachings. 



Frontline Support is our inter-tribal outreach program that provides support in prayer, ceremony, music, film, and direct-action organization for communities that are facing the consequences of colonialism. 

We believe that through these actions we are able to preserve our indigenous life ways.

We have been able to reach communities across Turtle Island from Alaska to Hawaii we have provided support and prayers with our indigenous brothers and sisters facing injustices caused by environmental racism.