Four Winds Native Center
The vision/mission of Four Winds Native Center is to strengthen the Indigenous community of Lawrence in a traditional and holistic way by offering family-based services and culturally integrated educational programs.
The vision/mission is to strengthen the Indigenous community of Lawrence in a traditional and holistic way by offering family-based services and culturally integrated educational programs.
Four Winds Native Center currently operates a large community garden and offers classes in Native food preparation, medicinal gardening, wellness, and traditional arts such as beading, shawl making, moccasin making and drumming and singing. Four Winds is also home to a Native Youth Mentoring Program as well as an indigenous youth dance troupe, which studies traditional dance with the assistance of cultural consultants from Haskell Faculty and the Haskell Intertribal Club and shares exhibitions with the community.
Four Winds Goals:
-To provide educational nutrition and wellness courses to Native and non-Native low-income residents of the Lawrence community.
-To actively garner community involvement within our local Native/Indigenous community and non-Native community members.
-To provide family-oriented services and programs for Native families.
-To provide traditional and contemporary culturally integrated educational programs for the entire family.
-To provide youth mentorship and community service learning.