We installed 52 solar light kits in 52 homes on the Navajo Nation!

There are about 16,000 homes on the Navajo Nation that lack electricity. Many of these homes use kerosene lanterns, gas lanterns, candles and gas generators for lighting, all of which are fire hazards and contribute to indoor air pollution. YKD’s mission is to light up homes across the Navajo Nation, using solar technology! This year…

The new arm of Yahuaca Knowledge Distribution: YKD Solar

In a previous life, our E.D. co-founded the Navajo Women’s Energy Project (NWEP), and helped create a framework, with Professor Beth Osnes that gives female voices a place in the predominately male arena of energy, science and technology.  The work was published in the RIDE journal (Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre…

Celebrating our 1 Year Anniversary <3

  It began with a bright idea, a spark between two creative souls, and an innate drive to do something meaningful. We were on a dark, desolate road in New Mexico driving toward our future. The goal was simple – to regain our voice as indigenous people, reset the agenda, and put Native people in…

Dineh Chamber of Commerce

#TeamYKD is proud to announce we are now members of the Dineh Chamber of Commerce! On July 22, 2017, Adrian and Mike attended the Dineh Chamber of Commerce Meet, Greet and Network event at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, capital of the Navajo Nation. We were having a slightly rough morning but the…

We have an official LOGO!!

YKD was fortunate to be a part of ‘Create + Elevate II’, a 2-day NABIN marketing workshop designed to support entrepreneurs and small businesses. The event was held at the 2017 Navajo Nation Economic Summit at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino and Resort. Our team was partnered with graphic designer, Tyson Powless of Un3ek Sy5tem, and he…

The YKD Creation Account

Why did we choose to do more than survive? We recognized the problem of ‘agenda setting’ very early in our lives, but only recently found the courage to attempt to do something about it. Our interest truly took form in February 2016, when we lamented the fact that many of our peers seemed unwilling, or…