Back to Our Roots
FireKeepers International is committed to helping preserve First Nations life skills through public education in efforts to revitalize and safeguard indigenous traditions. This includes but is not limited to teaching the native ways of natural medicine and foraging, living and surviving off the land, and sustainable food production, and much more.
By teaching through demonstration, FireKeepers International will grow; harvest; preserve and provide healthy, organic produce for the hungry - the homeless and those who are just struggling to make ends meet (single mothers; working, low income households; families with a plethora of children and widows).
HeartCrossers is a project targeting the two highest sectors of suicide in our nations. First Nations youth and Military Veterans. We provide an encounter event for at-risk individuals in order to better connect them with resources who can help them in their hour of need: Their local, regional and federal suicide prevention agencies and qualified individuals as well as the informal aid that can come from reaching out to a friend or relative when thoughts of suicide invade.
Cultural Bridge Building
Reaching out to connect Indigenous Peoples to one another - overcoming old tribal animosities and wounds of the past - and to non-Indigenous People groups across Turtle Island (the U.S.) and beyond. We desire to share the beauty of our indigenous culture, traditions, stories, knowledge, resources, and goodwill.
Lost & Found Program
There is a long-standing crisis in Indian Country. Our women and girls, and now also boys and young men are going missing. Many cases are underreported, mishandled, or fall between the cracks for various reasons - jurisdiction technicalities on and off reservations; lack of resources for investigation; tribal police, and government corruption. It is well-known among Native people that the sex trafficking industry targets Native Americans and that the statistics concerning missing and murdered Indigenous women are grossly underreported and difficult to estimate.
In February 2021, the National Congress of American Indians held a National Task Force on Missing & Murdered Indigenous meeting. During this meeting, FireKeepers International, including three of our top instructors, was tasked with becoming a resource for fighting this crisis.
FireKeepers International Lost & Found Project Mission:
To provide prevention training; investigative services; and resource support to Indian Country in matters of Missing and Murdered Indigenous.