Youth Gardening Workshop
Youth Gardening Workshop

Traditional Youth Workshops Begin Taking Root

Jul 24, 2019

On Ohiarihkó:wa/July 18th, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Historical Preservation Office and Community & Family Services Division teamed up with Running Strong for American Indian Youth and the Strong Roots Foundation to host a gardening workshop at the Akwesasne Freedom School Cannery. The workshop, titled Tewatsienhanónhnha, was attended by youth from ages 13 to 18 to teach them about the cultural significance of why we plant and how to properly prepare, plant and maintain a garden. Future workshops will focus on basket making, medicines, harvesting, canning and preserving foods. The workshops help assist our next generation of leaders to carry on the traditional knowledge and cultural teachings that our ancestors have taught us. Participating in the workshop were (from left) Kyren Lazore, Memphis Mitchell, Rohetiio Rourke, John Bonaparte, Rylee Garrow, Ivy Rockwell, Tina Karakwino Square, Graham Logan, and Program Coordinator Brayden Sonny White.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council is the duly elected and federally recognized government of the Saint Regis Mohawk People.