The Cultural Arts Programs

are about more than just cultural arts. When our arts teachers work with apprentices, they often share wisdom about other issues, such as health and nutrition, building self-esteem, and parenting.

Rather than bring in outside experts to serve as educators at our family wellness conferences and youth leadership developmental programs, we use local Tribal members. Some are elders. Others work as mother/daughter or father/son pairs. Not only is our approach empowering, but it tells participants that mentors and role models are available all year long, because they live just around the corner.