K’idadiilyehii Youth Leadership Program

Navajo origin stories relate to a time of starvation for the People, and their only survival was growing their own foods rich in nutrients. Today, our people have higher rates of obesity and diabetes. We are starving for nutrient-rich foods. Our youth can change this by promoting and cultivating locally grown traditional foods. The K’idaadiilyehii ("The Ones Who Plant") Youth Program is geared to inspire our future generations by learning and teaching traditional and modern tools of knowledge, engaging in entrepreneurship, and developing warriorship skills to ensure the health and well-being of our communities.