Gathering Our Medicine™
Healing and strengthening relationships between Indigenous youth and caregivers
Our Measure of Success
Relational accountability guides all of Indigenous life including caregiving, teaching, learning, and healing encompassing every aspect of our journey prior to birth into the after-life. In other words, our measure of success as caregivers of Indigenous youth is based on the quality of relationship that develops and whether it provides the context in which our youth grow to their full potential and find their place and purpose as emotionally mature beings.
Adolescence: A Time of Transformation
“Indigenous teaching is always associated with organic development. Indigenous teaching is planted like a seed then nurtured and cultivated through the relationship of teacher and student until it bears fruit. The nature and quality of the relationship and perseverance through time determine the outcomes of a teaching process.”
— Gregory Cajete
“Sage, cedar, sweetgrass, tobacco. The sacred medicines. When you start your day with them, along with a prayer of gratitude, your energy becomes joined with the creative energy of the universe – and you may become a creator yourself if you choose and allow. That’s the power of medicine.”