«A’jooba and Nalyeeh- two Navajo words used to describe Loving service», says the Native Health Initiative, " the first means 'to have mercy, no matter what' and the second means 'to give back, what you owe.'
We proudly welcome our community partner, Native Health Inititative back for our 4th annual Indigenous Peoples' Day at the Rail Yards Market!
More about NHI:
NHI was created in 2004, where several respected Tribal health leaders, health lay workers, faith-based leaders and health profession students sat down to discuss how to build community partnership. In 2005, NHI began work as a student organization. Now in its 11th year, NHI is a non-profit partnership that addresses health inquities through Loving Service (a human-to-human element of wanting to serve others, volunteerism).
NHI is unique because…
We work with the rural and urban American Indian community members, organizations, programs in the U.S. that is run by the Tribes working with health professions students.
>Health projects are created by and run by Tribal communities and their leaders
>95% funded by loving service, and only 5% by monetary donations
Why do we choose loving service: 1) It is a return to an Indigenous currency, one where money is not central, but instead one's sincerity and goodness toward others is most valued. 2) It inspires a human-to-human element to our work, a communal ethic that minimizes the ego and maximizes all of the qualities we hope to amplify in our partnership (caring for one another, kindness, honesty, trust, ) 3) It builds on the strength of Indigenous communities, and helps to educate our volunteers, our partner organizations, and academic and governmental institutions about this aspect of these communities.
(Sourced from NHI's website: lovingservice.us/
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Our “STEAM” stands for Sustainable, Traditional, Educational, and Artistic modalities! This zone features live demonstrations of art and educational activities including displays, workshops, and presentations that cover a variety of topics including cultural and traditional crafts, food skills, sustainability practices, and gallery displays.
<<Interactive kid's activities>>
The RYM Children's Zone features educational games, stories, craft projects, music and other fun activities for kids and families every week. Curriculum in this zone is always FREE, interactive and usually offers a creation to take home!
::ENTERTAINMENT & MUSIC::
FREE YOGA by Bhava Yoga Studio>>10a-1045
The Rail Yards Recipe Basket bring local ingredients and recipes to you in an easy-to-follow way! The recipe box contains local ingredients from New Mexico farms and food makers to create a delicious meal for two. You can make with EBT We offer a sliding scale option to pay for your recipe basket and it can be purchased at the Info Booth.
As always the Rail Yards Market is pet friendly for friendly pets! Always Family Friendly, always free!!!