Donate Join Email List
Donate Join Email List

Dreamstarter Grant Program

Kunu Bearchum

in Portland, OR (Northern Cheyenne)

Mentor Org

Wisdom of the Elders


Portland, OR


Northern Cheyenne

Kunu’s dream is to educate youth in his community about the health benefits and medicinal value of pre-colonial foods.
He will lead a group of students on a week-long summer science expedition around the Portland area. This camp will include identifying and cataloguing indigenous foods, evaluating the nutritional value, connecting modern nutritional science with the elders’ traditional food knowledge, and producing a film that documents the week spent in nature.
Through this project, students will learn how to care for their environment and about the health benefits indigenous foods – such as roots, fish, and berries.

Kunu Bearchum from Running Strong 4AIY on Vimeo.

Additonal Information

More Dreamstarter Stories View All

Help These Dreamstarters Achieve Their Dreams!

We invite you to make a difference in the lives of American Indian youth today by donating to the Dreamstarter Program.