While the 4- to 12-year-olds document their experiences in colorful journals, the teen interns move on to Cokata Wiconi’s commercial kitchen, where the produce is processed for healthy meals and snacks at both centers, menu items in the Keya Cafe, and gift items in the Keya Gift Shop.
EXPLORE NATIVE FOOD SOVEREIGNTY
Winyan Toka Win Garden
Fostering a sense of connectedness has always been the primary goal of the Winyan Toka Win Garden. Decades ago, Iyonne Garreau (mother to Julie Garreau, CRYP’s executive director) developed the original vision for a community garden, which would fulfill elders’ desires for traditional foods and reacquaint Lakota children with the earth. Learn more about the Winyan Toka Win Garden.
The Winyan Toka Win Garden provides more than food items for meals and gifts. It offers hands-on learning opportunities to young children and teens, serving as an outdoor classroom for The Main’s Garden Club and Cokata Wiconi’s Native Food Sovereignty Teen Internship. Learn more about our Outdoor Classroom.