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Our WIK apprenticeship is a eight-month paid opportunity for adult tribal citizens who are interested in gaining hands-on experience and support in food production and farm management.
Participants will earn $15/hr and will have the opportunity to receive up to $5,000 in start-up funding upon completion of the program.
Over the course of the year, apprentices complete on-farm training by assisting the Garden Manager throughout the year from seed to harvest. They will also develop their own small production plots. In addition to field work, apprentices will also complete classroom learning, participate in and lead workshops, and tour farms across the region. Apprentices will also participate in social-emotional learning, financial literacy classes, and other skill building activities.
Whether you want to grow food to support yourself and your family or you want to start your own food-related business, this program is for YOU!
Our Community Food Leaders program for adults launched in 2021, with the goal of helping volunteers bring their dreams for community food projects to life. Food leaders are paired with a mentor and work with SFSI staff to design, plan, and implement food projects to build food sovereignty directly in their home communities, & empower individuals and families to take control over the food they eat. Applications for our next cohort will open in spring 2022.
Our summer youth internships are offered to young adults aged 14 - 19. Youth interns work on a variety of projects, centered around strengthening their Lakota identity and gaining the skills and knowledge to empower themselves and their families to take control of the food they eat. Check back in spring 2022 to see what we have planned for our summer interns!
We have always worked as part of a holistic ecosystem with a shared mission and shared values, but now we are making the relationship between our organizations more explicit and intentional. Learn more by visiting our new website. This website will remain active in the short term, but will be phased out in the coming months.