#TeamYKD goes to Standing Rock

Two years ago, we decided to join the Water Protectors at Oceti Sakowin to fight against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. For months, we had seen the battle unfold over social media, and our hearts were being pulled to North Dakota as we watched our relatives grow the #NoDAPL movement from one tribe,…

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…