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DS19 Taylor Eddie And The Art Of Agriculture

The following article was wrttien by the Running Strong American Indian Youth Organziation:

2019 Running Strong for American Indian Youth Dreamstarter Taylor Eddie (Navajo Nation), 18, of Spanish Fork, Utah is pursuing her dream “A Complete Agricultural Experience” designed to introduce agriculture as business career and to show Native students how agriculture ties in to Native history and culture.

Through her Dreamstarter project, Taylor has built a vegetable garden, a chicken coop, nesting boxes and is tending to goats. She is selling produce, milk and eggs at local farmers markets and teaching her fellow students about how to develop a basic business plan, advertising, employment and money management.

“My project fits perfectly into this theme of entrepreneurship because agriculture is a business; it is one of the most important businesses because it feeds the world,” Taylor told us in her Dreamstarter application.

“Times have changed for our Native American communities, who were always hunters and gatherers. Now we can make a living so that we can support our families with this career. Native Americans have been practicing agriculture for generations.”

Taylor also expressed the importance of food security through agriculture in helping to ensure that Native communities have access to fresh vegetables and fruits, eggs and meat.

“Local farming gives us the ability to feed people in our communities independent of outside influences and keeps dollars spent on agricultural products in the local economy,” she noted. “The most basic needs of humankind are food, water and shelter. Without them, life, society and economies would cease to exist.”

Her mentor, Eileen Quintana, program manager Nebo School District Title VI Indian Education program which supplements the education of Native students, reported that with Taylor’s $10,000 Dreamstarter grant they were able to purchase chickens, and two goats which live in a pasture near the school, put up fencing, establish gardens, and more.

Students milked the goats and learned how to make goat cheese, as well as caramel, and soap products which they sold locally.


“Some families bought chickens and students learned to raise them from chicks,” Eileen told us. “They are now producing eggs and so we are enjoying fresh eggs that we all buy from them.

“We planted gardens and sold our produce at student farmers market. Taylor and the Nebo Title VI parent committee bought a sheep to butcher so that they could sell mutton stew and fry bread at a Native American Arts Market.”

Among those Nebo students who benefited from Taylor’s Dreamstater project is 7-year-old Jericho whose family bought nine chickens.

“He has learned how to take care of these chickens by feeding them, making sure they have water and cleaning out the coop,” she said. “He has even named them: Betty White, the three Kardashians, Jessie’s girl, Marge, Lisa and Maggie, but his favorite chicken’s name is Ruby.

“He enjoys playing with all of them. He brings in the eggs and helps sell them to the Indian Education families. He is learning about food and how his chickens lay fresh eggs to feed all the families.”

In addition, teenagers Alexa and Shaina milked the goats.

“They never had the opportunity to care for livestock since they lived in an urban setting,” said Eileen. “They came with us to buy supplies, feed and hay, and really got attached to the goats.Their trips to the goat pasture was filled with laughter, teaching as well as learning about goats.

“They also planted two garden boxes at their home and enjoyed going out daily to water, weed and check the garden…eating fresh tomatoes was their favorite thing!”

Eileen also reported that Nebo School District’s Future Farmers of America program partnered with their Camp Eagle Summer School to teach about animals and gardens and donated vegetable seedlings and provided a teacher to teach about gardening techniques.

Taylor was able to teach students for one whole week about gardens, goat and chick care and how to start a small business.

“We are learning about self-sufficiency through raising our own food and incorporating indigenous foods to keep healthy.”

Nebo Warriors (10 Day Challenge)

Our 10-Day Challenge begins on September 7th and is a race to see who can post the most while getting outside on self-led adventures. Post photos on social media with the hashtag #MNGreatRiverRace of any outdoor activities you do - each post earns a "Paddle Point" for your team! Prizes range from a trip to the Apostle Islands to a free Winnebago RV rental. Enjoy the fresh air, have some fun, and help us raise awareness for our mission.

If you would like to participate, contact Shoshana Begay or join our facebook page:

American Indian Services Scholarship


  • Enrolled or will enroll as a matriculated student in a university, college, junior college or technical school (incoming freshman accepted)
  • At least One-Quarter (1/4) enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe.
  • Undergraduate student with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits. First bachelor’s degree only. Graduate studies NOT eligible.
  • Full-time or part-time status – excluding non-credit courses (minimum of 6 credits).
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 must be established and maintained after the first semester/quarter of college.
  • Completed Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


*Each deadline is for the Term (semester, trimester or quarter) that starts in one of the months listed.

If Your Term Starts in Either: You Would Apply for Award #: Application and Required Documents are Due: Application Opens:
April or May I  February 1st Oct 2nd
June or July II April 1st Feb 2nd
August, September, October, or November III  June 1st April 2nd
 December, January, February or March IV October 1st June 2nd
ALL applicants must fill out an online application each time and submit all required documents no later than the deadline (see list of required documents below). Re-Applicants will need to login first in order to reapply. Students are only able to apply for the current award at a time. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Late documents and/or applications will not be accepted. *If the last time you were awarded was before 2016, you will need to resubmit your photo and proof of heritage.

AIS corresponds with students through emails. Be sure to add to your contacts and safe senders list to avoid emails from AIS going to your SPAM folder. Check your email frequently.

Please allow 6 to 8 weeks AFTER the deadline for applications to be processed and updated online. With the large amount of documents and emails we receive, it will take us some time to update your online application. (Be advised that during the holiday season it will take us longer.) Please DO NOT call or email about the status of your application. If you are awarded, you will receive an Award Email and you will be required to write a thank you letter (details will be in the email), which needs to be submitted by the specified deadline. Scholarship checks will be sent to the school only after receipt of thank you letters. If no letter is received by the deadline, even after attempts to contact the student, the award will be canceled.

*If you have questions about scholarships, please contact us at


Navajo Language

All Nebo students are invited to join our Navajo Language class. Please contact Eileen Quintana or Natalie Billie for more information. 

Updated 9/9/20:
Navajo Language class will be held at Larsen Elementary (1175 E Flonette Ave in Spanish Fork). Class will be held from 4:00-6:00 pm each Tuesday. Class starts Sept. 8th through Feb.23, 2021, then we will start Navajo Govt. classes in March. This gives students one full credit for Navajo Language, half a credit for Navajo Govt. These are requirements for Navajo Nation's Manuelito Scholarship.
Navajo Nation Scholarship

Applications submitted by the Fall/Winter/Spring term deadline cover the entire academic year.

New applicants: Wait 2 to 3 business days after submitting your application to create your student account.

Office of the Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance Full Time Application
Office of the Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance Part Time Application

Full-time enrollment hours

  • 12 units or more for Undergraduate
  • 9 units or more for Graduate

Part-time enrollment hours

  • Less than 12 units for Undergraduate
  • Less than 9 units for Graduate

Apply here today!

*Nebo Students, if you are interesting in taking the Navajo Language and Navajo Gov't classes will begin September 8, 2020 at Larsen Elementary. Please contact Eileen Quintana if you are interested in either of theses courses. 

**Nebo American Indian Seniors, please take a moment and look over the Chief Manuelito Scholarship Requirements. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the scholarship application process. 


Catching the Dream Scholarship

The Catching the Dream (CTD) Scholarship's objective is to recognize and reward outstanding student achievement. CTD aims to help improve the quality of life in Native American communities through the higher education by providing scholarship funds for students who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, determination to succeed, and the desire to return to their communities and help others realize their dreams. 

 Application Deadline:

  • September 15, 2020

Award Amount:

  • Varies


  • Must be enrolled in a Federally Recognized Tribe (CIB must come directly from the Tribe)
  • Three Letters of recommendation
  • Must be full-time student at credited college or University
  • Must be seeking B.A. or higher
  • Completed form must be mailed (fax or email will not be accepted)
For all other requirements and additional questions please click HERE.
N7 Internship
Event Location
Online Interest Form
Event Date
January 30, 2021 8:00am - 5:00pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
At Nike, curiosity is life. Technology, sports, connectivity, sustainable design and science unlock an incredible opportunity to experiment like never before. Nike interns are vital contributors to the company’s relentless pursuit of advancing human potential.
In Nike’s paid internship program, undergraduate students get a full immersion into the brand’s culture of curiosity and innovation. Interns interact with top company leaders, tackle complex business challenges, and build relationships and skills that endure far beyond their several months at Nike.
They gain access to Nike’s world-class facilities and employee benefits, including product discounts.
Every year, the hundreds of Nike interns not only help push forward athletic performance; they push their own boundaries in creativity, teamwork and personal growth.
In 2000, Sam McCracken had a business idea to provide access to Nike products directly to Native American tribes to support health promotion and disease prevention programs. Seven years later, the Nike design team collaborated with various community experts and tribal leaders to create footwear specifically for the Native American community, called Nike Air Native N7. All proceeds from the Air Native N7 (sold through Native American community centers and tribes) are given back to youth sport and physical activity programs in Native communities across North America through the N7 Fund. 
Sam McCracken, General Manager & Visionary of Nike N7 is looking for a student passionate about Native American Culture and Communities for this upcoming 2021 summer internship. The N7 team is a very special team with a specific and powerful mission. The ideal candidate should be passionate about Nike and the N7 mission and have a deep interest in community involvement.
If you’re up for the challenge of finding your greatness with Nike N7 submit your resume below!

G E T    I N    T H E    G A M E .

Apply here! Please, fill-up our brief questionnaire, upload your resume and click submit. We will reach out to you if we see fit!

Looking forward to reviewing your resume!

Additional information at:
Fall 2020 Internship for Underrepresented Students
About the Program 
We believe that traditional hiring practices have historically and systematically marginalized entire groups of people - including people of color, people of different socio-economic backgrounds, women, and people in the LGBTQIA+ community, to name a few. We believe we are better as an organization when we work to deconstruct the barriers and build a team that  has authentic representation from diverse communities, backgrounds and beliefs. 
The Faherty Fall Scholarship Program is designed to foster the interest of underrepresented minority college students who are interested in learning more about the apparel industry and want to gain hands-on experience at a rapidly growing business that has a vibrant culture. This can be a for credit or a stipend program, stipend candidates will be paid $15.00 per hour. Candidates can choose to intern remotely if they do not feel comfortable commuting into the office. 
Outside of the experience that you will gain from exposure to the business, you will engage in high-impact programming while building meaningful relationships with other interns and team Faherty through a variety of activities. This includes 1:1 mentorship, custom learning and development programming, and opportunities to impact business decisions.
· Open Application: Wednesday, July 20th – Monday, August 31st, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
· Interview Timelines: Continuous throughout the application process
· Length of Internship: 14 weeks - Monday, September 14th – Friday, December 18th, 2020  
Minimum Qualifications:
· Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
· Must be able to commit to the entire 14-week program 
· Must be authorized to work in the United States
· Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to navigate a fast-paced environment
· Have an understanding that this is an internship and that school credit may be applied.
· Black, Latinx, and Native American or Hawaiian Native students are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
Once you apply, we will provide regular status updates to all applicants on a rolling basis. Based on your background, experience, and interests, you will be invited to interview if matched with one of the departments who will host an intern. You will meet with a member of our People Team and then with the members of the Department. We will be hosting a maximum of two candidates this Fall. The team at Faherty Brand does not like to say good-bye to talented and high performing individuals. Therefore, should a full-time opportunity become available in the future, we encourage high performing interns to throw their hat in the ring for consideration. 
Apply here!
Family Field Trip Cancelled
(more pictures available)

Parents and Guardians, 

This field trip has been cancelled. Thank you so much for your understanding and patience. 

Nebo Title VI Staff 


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