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Dreamstarter Ruben Zendejas shares photos & videos from his workshops
12/2/16 in Provo, UT under Dreamstarter
This has been a great 2016! We have been able to do a lot with our youth and the community. It started off this summer with a really successful drum making clinic along with our summer school program, but things really got going as the new school year kicked off. We had a great back to school event and were able to provide a lot of many needed school supplies and backpacks for our native youth. Over this first semester of school we have had a lot great participation and excitement from the kids and the community. With dance classes every week and various clinics and workshops, from dancing, drumming, singing, moccasin making, bead working and more have kept us busy! We have had a blast this year. And teachers, kids, and families have learned a lot and had fun in the process. As we get ready for our Christmas party, we can’t wait for the upcoming activities that 2017 will bring, all in preparation for our big Pow Wow in April. Everything has been going great and we can’t wait for more to come!
Ever wanted to see moccasin making up close? Watch this video from Ruben's moc making workshop!
Check out this video of highlights from Ruben's dance & regalia workshops!
Team Running Strong MCM on 10/30/15
Team Running Strong for the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon came together October 24th & October 25th to run for the future of Native Youth!
Gardens on 12/16/13
Can Wigmunke, The Rainbow Tree is a local gardening effort on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation that works with community members to prepare and plant community gardens to increase green spaces and improve the quality of life for everyone living on the reservation. The project uses their farmer’s markets and gardens as a small business model and inspiration for reservation youth looking to create their own jobs on the reservation.