Get support: Connect with community members for guidance and feedback. Learn more
Gather input on youth interests and health priorities. Learn more
Identify your community needs and resources. Learn more
Select your program setting. Learn more
Youth voice: Gather input from youth and program participants. Learn more
Get support: Invite guest speakers and attend Community of Practice sessions. Learn more
Prepare an implementation action plan that includes self-care. Learn more
Order supplies, teaching tools, and incentives. Learn more
Practice going through the curriculum & activities. Learn more
Youth voice: Recruit caregivers, youth, and allies. Learn more
Indigenous people traditionally harvest, hunt, gather and grow the Native foods and traditional medicine that nourished our ancestors and sustain us today. These activities are represented in the phases and tools included in the Toolbox:
Gather | Basket
Baskets have been created for multipurpose use. The basket symbolizes community coming together to gather feedback and stakeholder support.
Choose | Berries
Traditionally, communities came together to seasonally harvest berries. Berries symbolizes choosing a culturally-relevant curriculum as a source of nourishment.
Prepare | Cedar
A cedar tree is a multipurpose wisdom keeper. The branch symbolizes medicine to prepare and plan for program delivery in the community.
Implement | Water
Water is life and a river is a power source. The water symbolizes program implementation with movement, positive flow and energy.
Grow | Tree
A tree is as strong as its roots. The tree symbolizes wisdom, cultural connection and community growth.
Tool | Knife
The Uluaq is an Alaska Native all-purpose tool used to prepare food. The knife symbolizes the tool to get ready for implementation.