We can document, through research, that American cultural, economic, and political institutions have been designed to erase Indigenous peoples in practice, and in popular collective imagination.
This problem is a global problem, and our work will center on local solutions that can be modified to become examples for indigenous communities world-wide.
Acting as a think tank, #TeamYKD will seek, identify and fine tune strategies for Indigenous people to build out their local, regional and national reach. By providing support, knowledge and language to correctly articulate and combat the barriers that exists, we aim to reset the agenda so that the improbable is achievable and the disempowered are empowered.
Yahuaca Knowledge Distribution aims to build on the work of previous attempts to bring our Indigenous voices to the forefront of policy making and economic development. Utilizing collaboration, creativity and innovative thinking, we aim to re-educate and rebuild our communities. By partnering with existing organizations, and supporting their efforts to provide groundbreaking programming and knowledge dissemination, we will become the drivers in a movement of knowledge creation and documentation.
In 2018, 21st Century Native Leaders podcast reached out to #TeamYKD for an interview about our work on the Navajo Nation. In Episode 103, we join host, Peter Deswood III, in a discussion about indigenous knowledge, business design, renewable energy, and the interesting blend of family and entrepreneurship that we’ve harnessed. Since then, #TeamYKD was featured on the 21st Century Native Leaders podcast three more times! Each conversation is a glimpse into the lives that #TeamYKD leads, and touches on the values they carry as Native entrepreneurs, scholars, community organizers and leaders. Give ’em a listen by clicking on the pictures below!