Ongoing Projects

Native Youth Alliance has facilitated a Pipe Ceremony to Honor Veterans of All Conflicts each November since 1996. We come together at this time to pray for all those who put themselves in harm's way in defense of the People: the Veterans of all conflicts and all Active Duty Personnel. This gathering is held in Section 8 of Arlington National Cemetery at the Native American Vietnam Veterans Plaque. In 2008 we added to the annual events held at this site with a Water Ceremony to honor Veterans on Memorial Day Weekend. On 26 May 2012, we were honored that members of Rolling Thunder presented us with an official MIA flag. The W2W (Washington-to-Washington) Veterans Caravan is a ongoing journey to take that MIA flag as part of a Sacred Bundle to sacred sites, and other gatherings where Veterans are honored and so that flag can be cedared off and blessed.