The PPLT educates youth and other individuals about indigenous land stewardship, the sacred protection of mother earth and especially water resources. We provide public education with an American Indian consciousness reflecting historical perspectives, culture and agricultural practices, and spiritual values. We strive to exemplify the American Indian/indigenous peoples’ respect for Mother Earth and all living beings; to be mindful of our role as caretakers for future generations; and to honor our connection to the Earth and Sky and to the Creator. Workshops, ceremonies, artifact preservation and other educational signs will connect people to the natural resources of this land. Open hiking trails will also be available for recreation.
PPLT along with Global Village Farms, World Farmers and Somali Bantu Community Association are carrying out an outreach and conservation effort funded by USDA’s NRCS.
News March 2020: PPLT is awarded Open Space Grant from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management to restore properties at Sucker Brook (Tiverton, RI) to indigenous / communal ownership and stewardship.
See news article about the award here.