Revitalizing Our Sustenance Project
ROSP began as an avenue for getting youth involved in producing food for the Six Nations of Grand River Territory, which has ultimately led to the creation of Indigenous food, seed sovereignty, and land restoration focused programming.
Introduction to Revitalizing Our Sustenance Project!
Revitalizing Our Sustenance Project (ROSP) was created in May 2020 during the beginning summer months of the COVID-19 pandemic. The scarcity of on-reserve food access, sustainability, and community education surrounding environmental awareness/habitat restoration! ROSP began as an avenue for getting youth involved in producing food for the Six Nations of Grand River Territory, which has ultimately led to the creation of Indigenous food, seed sovereignty, and land restoration focused programming. ROSP is entirely youth led and directed which helps to build generational gaps between community members.
Our focus is providing opportunities for learning through experiences, on-the-land education, and intergenerational connections. As Indigenous youth, we have experienced gaps in knowledge transfer between older and younger generations which is essential to regain Onkwehonwe/Indigenous identity and teachings.
ROSPs project goals include;
- Land Restoration & Revitalizing Plant Life
- Seed Saving & Community Access to Seeds
- Community Food Access & Community Engagement in learning Haudenosaunee Sustainable Agriculture
- Awareness & Education surrounding Agriculture, Climate Change Effects, & Environmental Restoration
- Building Resources for Land-Based Learning & Awareness
Reconciliation through ROSP - How can you help?
We are currently fundraising and seeking sponsors/donations to help begin the infrastructure clean-up & farming preps in order to create a safe environment for our community!
You can donate and visit our GoFundMe page for more information: https://www.gofundme.com/f/revitalizing-our-sustenance-project?qid=a55df86dbfb4cc6e2b7c7a97d0dacf3b
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