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Kiara Garcia (Nez Perce), age 18, is making a positive impact in Lapwai, Idaho. In April, Kiara used the community mini grant to buy feminine products and non-perishable food items. The non-perishable fod items were two different kinds of granola bars, gum, fruit snacks, applesauce pouches, and breakfast bars. She was able to fill 216 quart-size bags. She filled six boxes with the feminine products as well and three other boxes with toiletries. She was able to donate the snack bags, feminine products, and toiletries to three different places; Lewiston High School, Lapwai High School, and the ROC Rescue Mission. As a result, Students at both the high schools were able to access the pantries there and grab whatever they needed. At the ROC Rescue Mission adults and youth could access the pantry there. This project was so rewarding and a very humbling experience as well. Kiara plans on continuing the Pack-a-Snack project throughout her life. If you are interested in carrying out a similar project, Kiara suggests asking the pantries if they need certain items donated and to also get more feminine hygiene products. There was a huge need for them at the pantries.

 

I grew up in an urban city in Oklahoma. I want to move back to my ancestral lands, but I’m scared of not being accepted by my relations back home. How do I confront this fear?

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