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Kunu Bearchum

in Portland, OR (Northern Cheyenne)

Mentor Org

Wisdom of the Elders

Location

Portland, OR

Tribe

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.

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