Apply for Youth Programs


2017 applications will be posted soon.

 For both programs, kids are picked up at two different times and sites:                                    Minneapolis: Little Earth Office, 2501 Cedar Ave S. Pickup at 8:00 am, dropoff at 4:00 pm.                   St. Paul: AIFC, 579 Wells Street. Pickup at 8:30 am, dropoff at 3:30 pm.


 CORA’S KIDS (1-Week Sessions, June 13-16 and June 20-23)

Cora’s Kids is a four day program for Native kids ages 8-12 out at the Dream of Wild Health farm in Hugo, MN. We will be learning about growing and eating healthy and tasty food, culture, and language along with traditional crafts and games.


GARDEN WARRIORS (4 days each week, Mon-Thurs)

Four-week sessions covering gardening, nutrition, physical activity, and Native culture and language for teens ages 13-18. Participants are paid a stipend for their work experience. This is a competitive program so give your best effort in writing your essay!

Session I: June 27 - July 16

Basics of organic agriculture and healthy cooking fundamentals. First-time youth are encouraged to apply for this session. Previous Garden Warriors may also participate.

Session II: August 1 - August 20

Returning Garden Warriors will deepen their knowledge and improve skills from previous seasons.

Berry Camp: July 18-21

Youth from both sessions of Garden Warriors are welcome to attend a berry camp on the White Earth reservation. More info is on the program application.

Both sessions will include art, culture, and field trips.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MAY 19. If you are accepted, you will be notified no later than June 1st.


For more information please contact Estella LaPointe at 612-874-4200 or at